Richard T. Kingsford
The Menindee Lakes Water Savings Project – an example of poor decision-making
This report finds that despite promises of significant water savings, the decision-making process for the Menindee Lakes project was poor practice and a poor example of effective governance. This profoundly affected the legitimacy and implementation of the project, particularly in relation to the local community...
The rebound effect on water extraction from subsidising irrigation infrastructure in Australia
Australia has spent more than $6 billion to reallocate water to environmental purposes. Most of this money has subsidised infrastructure, despite its lack of cost-effectiveness. This article highlights four key lessons on how to respond to these water governance challenges.
Investigation of the causes of mass fish kills in the Menindee Region NSW over the summer of 2018–2019
This report investigates the causes of three major fish kills in the Darling River, near Menindee, in December 2018 and January 2019.
Adaptive management of Ramsar wetlands
Abstract The Macquarie Marshes are one of Australia’s iconic wetlands, recognised for their international importance, providing habitat for some of the continent’s more important waterbird breeding sites as well as complex and extensive flood-dependent vegetation communities. Part of the area is recognised as a wetland...