TAG: Professor Sarah Wheeler
Access to safe, clean water is a basic human right. But water scarcity or barriers to access can cause conflict within and between countries. Fights over water can be expected to intensify as the world warms, evaporation increases and rainfall becomes less predictable. So we’ll need to work even harder to resolve disputes and share this precious […]
It was a successful night for Environment Institute members at the 2023 South Australia’s Environment Awards, with Professor Sarah Wheeler receiving the Jill Hudson Award for Environment Protection and Professor Philip Weinstein receiving a certificate of commendation for research in the Pelzer Prize. Last night’s 2023 SA Environment Awards celebrated leaders working in nature protection, […]
Water is finally back on the global table after 46 years of not being discussed at a global scale conference. Conservation, salinity, pricing, agriculture, cultural use – the list goes on. Is the subject of ‘water rights’ at risk of getting lost in an endless talk fest? Where do we start when trying to come […]
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 […]
Professor Sarah Wheeler is an agricultural and resource economist and the Associate Director of Research with the Centre for Global Food and Resources, Faculty of Professions at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests include climate change adaptation and behaviour by farmers and consumers, and water policy in the Murray-Darling Basin. She recently spoke on […]