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Electricity Gas and Water


  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Economic Consulting Services
  • Publisher: WA Department of Water
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, Western Australia

This study develops estimates of current and future water usage in the Pilbara. This information is to be used by the Department of Water in regional water planning processes for the Pilbara and to complement other work on the water resources of the region. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Recent Australian market mechanisms as a component of an environmental policy that can make choices between sustainability and social justice

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: McKay J; Bjornlund H
  • Editors: Mobbs, C; Moore, K
  • Journal Name: Property: rights and responsibilities: current Australian thinking
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642760780
  • Country: Australia

Using markets mechanisms for tradeable water or pollution rights are being increasingly offered as rational solutions for environmental problems. The rational pursuit of personal gain through trading is assumed to promote increased efficiency in resource use and promote a reduction in the negative aspects of resource utilization. T ....

Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Australia. Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1740371690
  • Country: Australia

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road transport and water. This report exam ....

Rural Towns-Liquid Assets: methodology for preliminary social analysis

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Johnston C (CSIRO Land and Water, Wembley); Green M (CSIRO Land and Water, Wembley); Nancarrow B (CSIRO Land and Water, Wembley)
  • Publisher: CSIRO Land and Water
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Rural Towns-Liquid Assets project is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project that aims to provide an integrated water management solution for salinity in sixteen priority Western Australian Wheatbelt towns. A key aim of the research is to ensure that water management options are tailored to meet the specific social, economi ....

Social Learning through Participatory Integrated Catchment Risk Assessment in the Solomon Islands

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hoverman, S.; Ross, H.; Chan T.; Powell B.
  • Journal Name: Ecology and Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.16, No.2
  • Country: Solomon Islands

In developed countries a social learning approach has been shown to support Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) by fostering stakeholders' understanding of system complexity, recognition of mutual dependence, appreciation of others' perspectives, and development of the capacity to work together and to create mutual trust. ....

Socio-economic assessment of water efficiency investments in the Murrumbidgee Valley: a study conducted for the Pratt Water Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Centre for International Economics,
  • Publisher: Centre for International Economics,
  • ISBN: 0642552738
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The economic value of the Pratt Water initiatives to save water and improve supply reliability/distribution depends largely on the extent to which water is a scarce input to production. Maximising water use efficiency per se is not necessarily in the best interests of growers or the regional economy. Many other inputs (land, labour ....

Strategic planning in regional cities: new conceptions

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Carthew, Stephen; Allan, Margaret
  • Journal Name: State of Australian Cities Conference
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Using the example of the regional Victorian city of Bendigo, this paper discusses new drivers for change in planning for regional cities. Key challenges are associated with environment, global relationships, urban amorphism, water security, sustainable growth, application of new planning policy, the clash between heritage and moder ....

Structural adjustment in agriculture and capacity to implement catchment plans

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Read Sturgess and Associates; Barr N (Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment)
  • Publisher: National Dryland Salinity Program
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

The 'Structural adjustment in agriculture and capacity to implement catchment plans' project reports on regional case studies in the Wanilla catchment SA, the Kamarooka region Vic, Lake Warden catchment WA and the Upper Billabong Creek catchment NSW which examined the capacity of local and wider communities to change in a manner th ....

Subsurface drainage design and management practices in irrigated areas of Australia

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Christen EW; Hornbuckle JW
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 095795820X
  • Country: Australia

The final report of a project to investigate best management practices for sub-surface drainage design and management summarises and compares current practices across Australia. The report includes details of practices in eleven irrigation regions around Australia: Burdekin River Irrigation Area Qld, Emerald Irrigation Area Qld, Ke ....

Surface water in regional NRM plans

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: McDonald G (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems); Walker M (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines); Heyenga S
  • Editors: McDonald G (ed), Taylor B (ed), and Robinson C (ed).
  • Journal Name: Findings from a review of regional NRM plans
  • Publisher: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Savannas
  • Published Location: Darwin NT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

This paper reviews regional natural resource management (NRM) plans prepared by regional NRM bodies in Queensland under the guidelines of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAPSWQ) and the Natural Heritage Trust (NHT). The review focuses on how the regional NRM plans addressed water quality and water supply cr ....

Sustainable Development: Coal and Energy Sector

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Khader, S A
  • Journal Name: Productivity
  • Journal Number: Vol.51, No.4
  • Publisher: MD Publications Pvt Ltd
  • Published Location: New Delhi, India
  • Country: India

Coal and power sector by structure and style of its constitution & functioning (hitherto operating in the public sector environment) had been focusing on the social productivity & inclusive growth practices since its inception. However, renewed thrusts of the government in this area had made these enterprises to devote more effo ....

Sustainable rural water delivery : balancing resource and social sustainability.

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Rochford, Francine
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Regulation of water resources in Australia - supply of irrigation water in Victoria - management of irrigation water by the Essential Services Commission (Vic) - the conflict between addressing sustainability issues and having a market approach to the delivery of water resources has resulted in the Commission prioritising shortterm  ....

The Administration of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: McVay, Peter; Pike, Layton; Crossley, David
  • Publisher: Australian National Audit Office
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642808120
  • Country: Australia

The objective of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) was to examine and report on the planning and corporate governance for the new regional delivery model of the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality (NAP) program, jointly administered by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of the Enviro ....

The agricultural impacts of environmental flow rules in the Murrumbidgee Valley

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Jayasuriya R; Crean J
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Environment flow policies introduced by the New South Wales Government are aimed at improving and maintaining sustainable river systems. A combination of economic and hydrological simulation modelling was used to assess the impacts on agriculture from the implementation of different flow scenarios in the Murrumbidgee Valley NSW. Th ....

The Business of Saving Water - the Report of the Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Pratt Water
  • Publisher: Pratt Water Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Campbellfield, Victoria
  • ISBN: 0975725602
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project examines the business case for saving significant amounts of water, and to identify ways of boosting regional productivity and environmental quality with the savings. This report is the record of these investigations and the findings. The project - the first of its kind in Australia - ....

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