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Climate review promised after dispute with top water scientists

22 Jun 2015
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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 predicted drying of the Basin in coming decades.

The scientists are concerned that climate change is not currently factored into the Sustainable Diversion Limits, which are reducing water use in the Basin.

 

 

Guests

Professor Quentin Grafton

Director, Centre for Water Economics, Environment, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Mike Young

Professor of Water and Environmental Policy, University of Adelaide

Dr John Williams

Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and former chief of CSIRO Land and Water

Dr Richard Davis

Former Chief Science Advisor to the National Water Commission and former senior research scientist at the CSIRO

Colin Mues

Executive director, Environmental Management, Murray Darling Basin Authority

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Reporter

Gregg Borschmann, Environment Editor

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