TAG: Murray River
Water buybacks are back on the table in the Murray-Darling Basin. Here’s a refresher on how they work.
The Federal government has announced a new round of strategic water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin. The government intends to purchase water entitlements from voluntary sellers in parts of New South Wales and Queensland. A total of 49.2 gigalitres (GL) will be purchased across seven catchment areas through open, competitive and transparent tenders. This water […]
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Optimising the flow
With climate change threatening to double the number of people experiencing water stress globally by 20501, competition for water allocations will become extreme. To maintain equity—and the social and economic stability that comes with it— best practice water markets will be critical; and University of Adelaide research is contributing significantly to improving their governance. The […]
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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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Fish poo helps detect endangered River Murray species
The Murray hardyhead is an endangered fish species, once commonly found in abundance in the Murray Darling Basin, but now only small numbers are found in the Lower Lakes region. A recent ABC News story has highlighted the use of e-DNA testing to trace genetic material obtained from environmental samples such as ‘fish poo’ found in […]
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Triple J Hack – End of the line: The Murray Mouth
Dr Kane Aldridge was featured on #triplejHack ‘s “Down the River” This week the current affairs program Hack travelled down the Murray broadcasting from a different place each day. On Thursday Dr Kane Aldridge of the Environment Institute informed Hack’s Tom Tilley about the state of the Coorong and the Murray Mouth. You can download […]
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