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Australian water resources 2005: a baseline assessment of water resources for the National Water Initiative: Level 1 assessment
Australian Water Resources 2005 is the National Water Commission's baseline assessment of Australia's water resources in 2004-05, the first year of the National Water Initiative. This assessment synthesises information at the national scale to increase the understanding of Australia's water resources, and identify knowledge gaps...
This report is the third biennial assessment of the National Water Initiative (NWI) undertaken by the National Water Commission.
Water markets and trading have played a key role in allocating scarce water resources. The flexibility and autonomy offered by water trading has increased agricultural production, helped farmers and communities to survive severe drought, and provided the mechanism for recovering water for the environment. Governments...