Water supply

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Water markets
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Briefing paper

A freshwater future: without blue, there is no green economy

While awareness of greater water-related business risks driven by climate change has grown, and the need for water security has gained attention, the topic is often seen in competition for attention and resources with other sustainable development priorities. This white paper shines a spotlight on...
Report

Fording the rapids: charting a course to fresher water

This report argues for cap-and-trade approaches to the management of New Zealand's fresh water.
Report

1200 bridges too far: off-farm water recovery spending in the Murray Darling Basin

This report outlines how money originally allocated to ensure a healthy Murray-Darling Basin is now earmarked to be spent on seemingly unrelated infrastructure in New South Wales. Instead of recovering 450GL promised to the environment in downstream states, this money may now flow to a...
Report

Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry: final report

In August 2019, the ACCC was directed to conduct an inquiry into markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray–Darling Basin. This report makes recommendations to enhance markets for tradeable water rights, including their operation, transparency, regulation, competitiveness and efficiency.
Report

Victoria's water in a changing climate

Victoria’s water resources are under pressure from increasing demand and decreasing supply. This research report examines how the climate has and will continue to change, and the impacts on Victoria’s water resources, allowing better preparation for the future.
Briefing paper

The 2020 Local Government New Zealand briefing for the incoming government

This document identifies three intertwined areas within the local government portfolio that should be the focus for both LGNZ and the Government over the next three years. These areas are Three Waters Reform Programme, Resource Management Reform Programme and a Future of Local Government Programme.
Working paper

Review of policy instruments for freshwater management

This working paper presents the array of different policy instruments available for managing freshwater quality and quantity. In doing so, the paper provides insights into how the various instruments have been used to incentivise behaviour change in the New Zealand context, and outlines the barriers...
Report

On for young and old: kinders and senior citizens facilities

Council-owned kindergartens and senior bitizens’ buildings in the Southern Grampians Shire were assessed for thermal efficiency, water supply reliability, water tightness and energy efficiency to ensure that the Shire’s most vulnerable groups are provided with climate-adapted facilities as the climate becomes generally hotter and drier...
Report

Economic effects of water recovery in the Murray–Darling Basin

This publication provides an overview of the economic effects of water recovery on water prices and the irrigation sector in the southern Murray–Darling Basin. The analysis uses economic modelling to separate the effects of water recovery from seasonal variations in rainfall and water supply, along...
Report

Murray–Darling Basin water markets inquiry: interim report

This interim report draws upon analysis of comprehensive water market data from 2012 onwards, and the views of a broad range of people with interests in the use and trade of water in the Murray-Darling Basin. The report considers options to enhance markets for tradable...
Report

Short-changed on climate change

This analysis of data on climate finance, water access and climate vulnerability shows that half of countries receive less than AUD$8 per person per year in climate finance for mitigation and adaptation combined. Some of the most vulnerable countries receive significantly less.
Report

Global water supply and demand trends point towards rising water insecurity

This report argues that water conservation is the best option to reduce rising water stress, but is not viable in many instances. Other options, such as desalination, managed aquifer recharge and water recycling could reduce pressure on water sources, but are unlikely to prevent an...
Report

Murray-Darling Basin water markets: trends and drivers 2002-03 to 2018-19

This report identifies the main changes in water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin over the past 15 to 20 years and explains the main factors driving these changes.
Report

Review of the water sharing plan for the Barwon-Darling unregulated and alluvial water sources 2012: final report

This report finds that there is clear evidence to indicate that the current water sharing plan rules are resulting in more frequent and longer 'cease to flow' periods. The current cease to flow period of over 11 months Barwon-Darling system is the longest in recorded...
Report

Doing more with less: smarter subsidies for water supply and sanitation

This report explores how scarce public resources can be used most effectively to achieve universal delivery of water supply and sanitation services. It analyzes the prevalence and performance of subsidies in the sector, then guides policymakers on improving subsidy design and implementation to improve their...
Technical report

Natural Infrastructure for Aquifer Recharge Financial Calculator: method, data and assumptions

The Natural Infrastructure for Aquifer Recharge Financial Calculator, is an excel based tool with a flexible financial model that estimates the private costs and benefits, including the return on investment (ROI), of natural infrastructure interventions designed to enhance aquifer recharge. This calculator was designed to...
Working paper

Green-Gray Assessment: how to assess the costs and benefits of green infrastructure for water supply systems

Executive summary A growing body of research shows that healthy watersheds are a vital component of a well-functioning water supply infrastructure system. When green infrastructure is used to complement, substitute, or safeguard traditional gray infrastructure, it can achieve optimal service delivery and save water suppliers...
Working paper

Unaffordable and undrinkable: rethinking urban water access in the global south

This paper explores what cities can do to ensure more equitable access to safe, reliable and affordable water, while facing down major trends affecting water access, including population growth, degraded and depleted water sources, and climate change.
Draft report

Draft water sharing plan review: Barwon-Darling unregulated and alluvial water sources 2012

This draft report presents the findings and recommendations from New South Wales' Natural Resources Commission’s statutory review of the Water Sharing Plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012.
Report

The national river interlinking scheme: a solution to India’s water challenges?

This paper outlines how India has other options available to it that would improve its water security.