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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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Mike Young talks about rights to flood waters

The Institute‚Äôs 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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