Droughts and flooding rains: water provision for a growing Australia

4 April 2011


In the 2010 federal elections, the debate over Australia's population surfaced once again. Groups concerned with the impacts of a growing population have focused on the life source of any settlement: water. However, despite the myths and reignited fears, Australia has the water resources and technologies to support the population growth that is forecasted.

Rebecca Gill is a Research Assistant at The Centre for Independent Studies. She is in her fourth year of B.Com (Liberal Studies) at the University of Sydney.