Discussion paper

Droughts and flooding rains: water provision for a growing Australia

Ecosystems Sustainability Climate change Power resources Rural conditions Urban planning Population Water Australia


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.

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