Person

Neal Hughes

Report

Future scenarios for the southern Murray-Darling Basin

This report presents a series of forward looking scenarios for the southern Murray-Darling Basin water market, examining potential future water prices, trade flows and irrigation sector outcomes, taking into account recent and expected trends for water supply and demand.
Briefing paper

The effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms

The current drought has renewed longstanding discussions around the emerging effects of climate change on agriculture, and how governments can best help manage climate risk. This publication provides some insight into the issues involved.
Briefing paper

Snapshot of Australian water markets

Outlines the main features of Australia’s water markets and details key factors influencing water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Working paper

A micro-simulation model of irrigation farms in the southern Murray-Darling Basin

This paper presents a new farm level microsimulation model of irrigation activity within the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB), developed by ABARES on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. The model remains under ongoing development, a number of planned improvements to the model...
Briefing paper

Analysis of 2018 drought

This brief is based on a presentation by ABARES’ Executive Director to the National Drought Summit in October 2018 describing the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture. The brief summarises the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets...