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Irrigation

Report

15 Nov 2017

From 2006 onwards the NSW Ombudsman’s office has received complaints and public interest disclosures alleging that the water management principles and rules were not being properly complied with and enforced. We have undertaken three prior investigations into those complaints and disclosures...

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Research report

19 Oct 2017

In order to maintain and expand an agricultural sector capable of providing a secure source of food for the long-term future of the nation, Australia must consider a broad range of development opportunities and be prepared to take calculated risks. Creative new ventures will be essential but...

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Report

11 Sep 2017

The Four Corners program reported on the implementation of the 2012 NSW Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon-Darling system. The Water Sharing Plan sets out the water entitlements for stakeholders (including irrigators, the environment, communities and industry). It forms the basis for individual...

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Discussion paper

09 Sep 2017

Recent changes to s106 of the Water Act 2007 have increased the flexibility for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (the ‘CEWH’) to sell water allocations if the proceeds are used for water acquisitions or environmental...

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Discussion paper

28 Jul 2017

Australian governments have been trying to develop northern Australia for a long time, with the latest policy papers and Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility just the most recent in a long tradition of generally unsuccessful attempts to entice more people to the continent’s north with the...

Policy

19 Oct 2016

Water for Victoria is the Victorian Government's strategic plan for management of water resources, now and into the future. We will ensure we manage water to support a healthy environment, a prosperous economy and thriving communities.

To meet the challenges of climate change and...

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Video lecture/presentation

01 Mar 2016

In his opening address to the ABARES Outlook 2016 Conference, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, outlines a report card on what has been done, and a plan for the future in relation to Australia's agricultural sector.

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Research report

09 Dec 2015

These pressures require the water industry to develop innovative and more efficient processes to optimise resource recovery from wastewater, according to a new report by the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).
 
The report notes that Australian wastewater contains nutrients...

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Audio program

22 Jun 2015

A major review of the risks of climate change in the Murray Darling Basin is likely within the next seven years.

The proposed timeline has been revealed to ABC RN after a dispute between the Murray Darling Basin Authority and some of Australia's leading water scientists over the...

Journal article

24 Apr 2015

Due to changing climate and water legislation in South Australia, Australia's oldest water trust, the Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT), and the community it serves have faced unprecedented changes in water allocations. Using participatory research methods, this article examines irrigators'...

Research report

05 Feb 2015

For Australia to remain at the forefront of integrative water management, planning must be adaptive, relevant and remain a priority for all governments.

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Water management in Australia is considered to be amongst the best in the world. Over the past decade,...

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Audio presentation

16 Feb 2010

Water is essential for life. Discussion of water needs to take account of some fundamental truths: South Australia is the driest State of the driest inhabited continent. We also have more variable rainfall than other continents. Both rainfall patterns and subsequent run-off are being altered...

Research report

27 Feb 2009

Governments should redirect funding for drought assistance programs to help farmers better manage risks, according to this draft report. In an assessment of existing drought programs, the Commission found that, when measured against policy objectives relating to self-reliance, preparedness and...

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