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Australia Demonstrates the Planet's Future: Water and Climate in the Murray-Darling Basin

Pittock, James; Connell, Daniel

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Australia's rivers are among the most variable in the world and this has been a major challenge in catchments such as the Murray-Darling Basin where management has focused on increasing agricultural production while reducing risks from fluctuating water availability. Pressure for development and over-optimistic assessments of available water have resulted in over-allocation and increasing ecological decline, which has been severely exacerbated by record-breaking drought. In recent years,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60989
Source: International Journal of Water Resources Development
DOI: 10.1080/07900627.2010.519522

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