WATER – there’s a hole in the bucket

“There’s a hole in the bucket dear Premier, dear Minister.”

“Then how shall we fix it, dear Scientist, dear Economist, then how shall we fix it?”

Why has so much of Australia and, more particularly, South Australia run out of water?

How many holes are there in the bucket?
Has the bucket got smaller?
What can science and policy analysis tell us about the problems we face?

With what shall we fix it?
How innovative can we be?
Could South Australia become internationally renowned for its capacity to manage water?
What would governments, businesses and the community have to do?

About the Speaker

Mike YoungProfessor Mike Young is Professor of Water Economics and Management in the University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is one of Australia’s leading water policy reformers.

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