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Integrated analysis for a carbon- and water-constrained future: An assessment of drip irrigation in a lettuce production system in eastern Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Maraseni, TN; Mushtaq, S; Reardon-Smith, K
  • Journal Name: Journal of Environmental Management
  • Journal Number: 111
  • Publisher: Academic Press Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 03014797
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Australian Government is meeting the challenge of water scarcity and climate change through significant on-farm infrastructure investment to increase water use efficiency and productivity, and secure longer term water supplies. However, it is likely that on-farm infrastructure investment will alter energy consumption and therefore generate co ....

Learning with Local Help: Expanding the Dialogue on Climate Change and Water Management in the Okanagan Region, British Columbia, Canada

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Cohen, Stewart; Neilsen, Denise; Smith, Scott; Neale, Tina; Taylor, Bill; Barton, Mark; Merritt, Wendy; Alila, Younes; Shepherd, Philippa; Mcneill, Roger; Tansey, James; Carmichael, Jeff; Langsdale, Stacy
  • Journal Name: Climatic Change
  • Journal Number: Vol.75, No.3
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Country: Canada
  • State/Region: British Columbia

The research activity described in this report is a comprehensive regional assessment of the impacts of climate change on water resources and options for adaptation in the Okanagan Basin. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop integrated climate change and water resource scenarios to stimulate a multistakeholder discussion on th ....

Managing Change: Australian structural adjustment lessons for water

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: J.C. McColl and M.D. Young
  • Publisher: CSIRO Land and Water
  • Country: Australia

The purpose of this report is to search Australia's extensive experience in running and reviewing structural adjustment programs for insights of relevance to water reform. While recognising that adjustment from both economic and social perspectives has both positive and negative aspects, the approach taken focuses mainly on benefits an ....

Managing climate, irrigation and ground water interactions using a numerical model: a case study of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Khan S; Rana T; Carroll J; Wang B; Best L
  • Publisher: CSIRO Land and Water
  • Published Location: Griffith, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The development of a surface-groundwater interaction model for the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) is described. The model uses MODFLOW coupled with the MT3D solute transport simulator under a PMWIN environment. Several customised programs were written to manipulate datasets on aquifer lithology, piezometric levels, groundwater ....

Managing drought in a changing climate: identity, crisis and self-reliance – the Australian way

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Congues, JM
  • Publisher: La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Shepparton, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This thesis will argue that the mere removal of drought from the Natural Disaster Relief Arrangements and directing the management of drought onto the individual farmer in the National Drought Policy (NDP), failed to 'normalise' drought as regular feature of Australia's variable climate for the rural community. The NDP was ineffective partly beca ....

Managing groundwater as a common-pool resource: an Australian case study

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sarker, A.; Baldwin, C.; Ross, H.
  • Journal Name: Water Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.5
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Over-appropriation and degradation of groundwater can result from lack of recognition of, and inappropriate arrangements for, managing groundwater as a common-pool resource. An irrigators group in the Lockyer Valley, South-East Queensland, Australia and the Queensland government are currently working together to address over-exploitation of groun ....

Managing the Environmental Effects of Agriculture under the Resource Management Act: Non-point Source Discharges

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Drummond, Lucie
  • Journal Name: New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Country: New Zealand

The intensification of agriculture, in particular pastoral farming, has led the way in the demise of water quality in New Zealand. Much of this pollution is due to the non-point source discharge of nutrients into our waterways. This environmental damage has been noticed for over 50 years, yet the cause of the problem has remained u ....

Murrumbidgee socio-economic profile: a study conducted for the Pratt Water Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Curtis A; Herrera E > Kelson S
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • ISBN: 064255272X
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The aim of the feasibility study is to provide a 'business case' for alternative investment options to achieve increased water efficiency and productivity in the Murrumbidgee Valley providing for restoration of environmental flows, enhanced water security and expansion of irrigation leading to broader environmental, economic and so ....


  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Enck, James; Reynolds, Taylor
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France

This report makes a case for investment in a competitive, open-access national fibre-to-the-home network rollout based on potential spillovers in four key sectors of the economy: electricity, health, transportation and education.  This research offers a new approach to evaluating the costs of building the most forward-looking  ....

Northern Australian irrigation futures: providing new knowledge, tools and processes to support debate and decision making regarding irrigation in northern Australia

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Bristow KL (CSIRO Land and Water, Aitkenvale); Camkin J (CSIRO Land and Water, Wembley); Kellett B (Cooperative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures, Melbourne); Petheram C (CSIRO Land and Water, Aitkenvale); Cook F (CSIRO Land and Water, Indooroopilly)
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • ISBN: 1921253185
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Irrigation Futures project has been established as a collaborative arrangement between the Australian, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian Governments to provide new knowledge, tools and processes, including an overarching framework, to support debate on irrigation related issues in Northern ....

Nutrient removal from rural drainage systems using wetlands: investigating improvement to irrigation drainage systems

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI)
  • Publisher: National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This fact sheet briefly describes a National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) project in the Goulburn-Broken catchment, Vic, to investigate the potential of reducing nutrients in irrigation drainage systems using in-line wetland technology and batter stabilisation. Two aspects of reducing nutrients were investigated: the u ....

Participatory Development of a Bayesian Network Model for Catchment-based Water Resource Management

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Chan, T.; Ross H.; Hoverman S.; Powell, B.
  • Journal Name: Water Resources Research
  • Journal Number: 46
  • Country: Solomon Islands

A participatory approach was used to develop a Bayesian network model for assisting integration of water resource management in the Kongulai catchment in the Solomon Islands. This catchment provides 40–60% of the water for Honiara, the capital, and management is complex, with sparse data and many competing uses including drinking, domestic, agr ....

Peel Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA PEEL, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Plan outlines areas for improvement of the Peel region, outlining issues such as increasing local employment, educational outcomes, maintaining and preserving the environmental assets of the region, improving social outcomes for the region, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the region. The plan also outlines flagship projects such as the ....

Predicting socioeconomic impacts of the proposed Basin Plan on Victoria

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Boyle, R
  • Publisher: Hume, Loddon Mallee and Grampians Regional Development Australia Committees
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Report Location ....

Proposed Basin Plan

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Publisher: Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)
  • ISBN: 9781921783197
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority is preparing the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan to present proposals to the community for discussion. These proposals are about the key decisions the Authority is required to make under the Water Act 2007, in particular the new limits on water that can be taken from the Basin, known as long-term ave ....

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