Water Policy in Australia – The Impact of Change and Uncertainty

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

Citation

(2011), "Water Policy in Australia – The Impact of Change and Uncertainty", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 22 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/meq.2011.08322eaa.011

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Water Policy in Australia – The Impact of Change and Uncertainty

Water Policy in Australia – The Impact of Change and Uncertainty

Article Type: From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 22, Issue 5

Lin CraseEarthscanLondonMarch 2011ISBN 9781933115986280 pp.£29.99

In the last 20 years, policy makers in Australia have been forced to acknowledge that it is not possible to perpetually supply more water at a low cost. This book provides insight into the challenges of institutional change, as well as valuable lessons on the design of property rights for complex resources.

Contributors from across disciplines address pertinent issues, such as irrigation in the Murray-Darling basin, one of Australia’s largest drainage divisions; the progression from common law riparian rights to share-based entitlements that encourage sustainable water use; and the potential outcomes of the recent National Water Initiative, a wide-ranging strategy to improve water management and simultaneously maintain healthy groundwater and river systems.