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A Case-study of the Murray-Darling Basin



Consultancy report for the International Water Management Institute. This case study was commissioned by the International Water Management Institute as part of an Asian Development Bank supported regional study on water management institutions. This case study is one of three case studies of advanced river basins (Murray-Darling Basin in Australia, Omonogawa in Japan and Brantas in Indonesia), and five other river basin studies in North China, West Sumatra of Indonesia, Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

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  • Darla Hatton MacDonald & Mike Young, 2000. "A Case-study of the Murray-Darling Basin," Natural Resource Management Economics 01_001, Policy and Economic Research Unit, CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide, Australia, revised Feb 2001.
  • Handle: RePEc:csi:report:01_001

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    1. Industry Commission, 1998. "A Full Repairing Lease: Inquiry into Ecologically Sustainable Land Management," Inquiry Reports 31897, Productivity Commission.
    2. Mike Young, 2000. "Managing Externalities: Opportunities to improve urban water use," Natural Resource Management Economics 00_008, Policy and Economic Research Unit, CSIRO Land and Water, Adelaide, Australia.
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    1. Shah, T. & Makin, I. & Sakthivadivel, R., 2001. "Limits to leapfrogging: issues in transposing successful river basin management institutions in the developing world," Conference Papers h029115, International Water Management Institute.
    2. Adamson, David, 2013. "Buying Paper and Giving Gold: The Murray Darling Basin Plan," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 156481, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
    3. Shah, Tushaar, 2007. "Issues in reforming informal water economies of low-income countries: examples from India and elsewhere," IWMI Books, Reports H040688, International Water Management Institute.
    4. Blomquist, William & Haisman, Brian & Dinar, Ariel & Bhat, Anjali, 2005. "Institutional and policy analysis of river basin management: the Murray Darling River Basin, Austrialia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3527, The World Bank.

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    Australia; river; natural resource management; Murray-Darling;

    JEL classification:

    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation


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