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Water sharing in the Murray-Darlin Basin: A discussion with Mr Mick Keelty (online)

Reduced water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin affects many stakeholders – producers of food and fibre, irrigators, and people involved in recreation and tourism. Communities and livelihoods are at stake, and environmental issues are significant. This Stretton Institute webinar features guest presenter Mr Mick Keelty AO APM, Interim Inspector-General of the Murray-Darling Basin will explore the key drivers […]

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Professor Michelle Waycott using Satellite technology in Coorong algae battle

In a bid to help protect South Australia’s world-renowned bird refuge, satellites are being use to detect algal mats. The University of Adelaide and the State Herbarium of South Australia have joined forces to use satellite tracking to help researchers map floating algae known to smother vital aquatic food in one of Australia’s most important bird habitats. […]

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Drought of good ideas has drained water policy by Prof Mike Young

Environment Institute member, Professor Mike Young has contributed a new commentary article to The Australian newspaper. In the opinion piece, Prof. Young discusses Australia’s commitment to water policy from the 1990’s including a permanent water cap placed on water used from the Murray-Darling Basin. These reforms helped navigate the drought which followed, known in the […]

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Wetland Productivity Workshop – Partnership with DEW and University of Adelaide

Guest post and images by Dr Jasmin Packer, Research Fellow of the Environment Institute with the School of Biological Sciences. Enter Jasmin: Many thanks again to the Environment Institute for sponsorship of last week’s UoA-DEW Wetland Productivity Workshop. Workshop aim: The workshop aimed to bring together DEW’s wetland management experts with UoA to define productivity […]

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How green should our economy be?

Following is a post from Professor Mike Young, Executive Director, Environment Institute University of Adelaide, who we invited to be a guest blogger as part of World Water Week. I write this blog as I fly to Stockholm to help launch the Water Component of a UNEP study on Green Economies. In Australia, the need […]

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Mike Young talks about rights to flood waters

The Institute’s Director, Professor Mike Young was on the front page of today’s Australian, talking about water rights. The recent floods in NSW have caused over 300 gigalitres of water to enter into the Murray- Darling system providing relief for drought ridden communities and river ecosystems downstream. Who has rights to this water is another […]

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Water and the Law: what rights does SA have to water upstream?

Unsure about water rights? Learn about what rights SA has to water in the Murray-Darling Basin Listen to a podcast or view the slideshare of a presentation given by Professor John Williams and Mathew Lee. The seminar entitled “Water and the Law” assesses both the genesis and development of water law in Australia in order […]

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