Rivers

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Policy report

A watershed approach to governing New Hampshire's lakes and rivers

This report assists in the transition to a watershed approach by presenting a detailed content analysis of existing statutes governing New Hampshire’s natural and man-made bodies of water.
Report

The Basin files

This research report shows that the Murray-Darling Basin's new Inspector General, former AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty, has ignored key issues in his first annual report on the Northern Basin.
Submission

Strategic failure: submission on procurement of strategic water entitlements

The Australian National Audit Office is investigating so-called strategic water purchases in the Murray Darling Basin. The Australia Institute has prepared this submission on the procurement of strategic water entitlements. This submission relates to four “strategic” purchases of water in the Murrumbidgee, Warrego, Condamine-Balonne and...
Strategy

Lhere Mparntwe management strategy 2019

The Lhere Mparntwe Management Strategy 2019 aims to manage the Todd and Charles Rivers in a coordinated and collaborative way to ensure that they are ecologically healthy and widely recognised as iconic symbols of Alice Springs with tangible cultural, environmental, social and economic values.
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...
Commentary

The Murray-Darling Basin scandal: economists have seen it coming for decades

Billions of dollars have been spent on infrastructure schemes that have failed to deliver any measurable improvement in water flows or the state of the environment, writes John Quiggin.
Report

Southern discomfort: water losses in the southern Murray Darling Basin

Decisions by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to flood the Barmah-Millewa forest and drain Menindee Lakes have reduced water for NSW Murray general security holders, who have zero allocation for 2018-19. This research estimates an allocation of between 16% and 61% could have been...
Briefing paper

Briefing note: first steps to fix the Murray-Darling Basin

The mismanagement of the Murray-Darling Basin has become a national issue in 2019. While the Basin’s problems are widely discussed, solutions are not. This paper outlines some practical steps to turn around the fortunes of the Basin and its people.
Discussion paper

#WaterMates: the buyers and sellers of Australia’s most controversial water

The Australia Institute has released this additional analysis of the controversial $80 million water deal between the Department of Agriculture and Water and a company domiciled in the Cayman Islands. The analysis shows the close collaboration between the department and the company selling the water...
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.