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Understanding irrigation water use efficiency at different scales for better policy reform: a case study of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

Qureshi, Muhammad; Kirby, Mac; Hanjra, Munir A.; Grafton, Quentin


This paper examines water use efficiency and economic efficiency with a particular focus on the Murray- Darling Basin of Australia and the stated policy goal of increasing environmental flows of water in the Basin. The different measures of efficiency are explained, and their implications for water reform and the efficacy of market based approaches to addressing the water scarcity issues and environmental flow needs are explored. Public policies to subsidize investments for improvements in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Water Policy
DOI: 10.2166/wp.2010.063


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