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Taking the longer view: Timescales, fairness and a forgotten story of irrigation in Australia

Gross, Catherine; Dumaresq, David


This paper explores timescales, changing worldviews and the impact of water reform on irrigation communities in Australia whose water sharing arrangements have roots in an earlier era. Through the story of Australian irrigation it describes some subtle shifts and changes in worldviews that have influenced land and water governance reform over time. It shows how reforms can result in tangible adverse effects on communities if they overturn critical features of earlier resource sharing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hydrology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.08.056


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