Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective

Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective

by Barry Hart, Jane Doolan

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ISBN-13: 9780128105245
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 05/19/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 398
File size: 24 MB
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About the Author

Professor Barry Hart is Director of the environmental consulting company Water Science Pty Ltd. He is also Emeritus Professor at Monash University, where previously he was Director of the Water Studies Centre. Prof Hart has established an international reputation in the fields of ecological risk assessment, environmental flow decision-making, water quality and catchment management and environmental chemistry. He is well known for his sustained efforts in developing knowledge-based decision making processes in natural resource management in Australia and south-east Asia. Prof Hart is currently a board member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and a non-executive Director of Alluvium Consulting Australia Pty Ltd. He is also Deputy Chair of the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Onshore Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory, which commenced in December 2016.He has received several awards, including the Limnology Medal (1982) from the Australian Society for Limnology, the Environmental Chemistry Medal (1996) and Applied Chemistry Medal (1998) from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, a Centenary Medal for services to water quality management and environmental protection (2003) and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012.
Professor Jane Doolan is a Professorial Fellow in Natural Resource Governance at the University of Canberra. She has extensive senior leadership experience working in sustainable water resource and environmental management, having provided policy advice to governments on issues such as urban and rural water supply and security, national water reform, and water sector governance. She has driven important initiatives in river health, environmental water allocation and catchment management, and the management of water during drought and climate change. Her career encompasses intergovernmental policy development and negotiations, particularly in relation to the management of the Murray-Darling Basin. Previously held positions include Commissioner with the National Water Commission and Deputy Secretary for Water in the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries. She is currently the Chair of the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre and a Director of Western Water Authority.

Table of Contents

PART 1 INTRODUCTION 1. Water Resource Policy, Planning and Management in Australia—An Overview

PART 2 RECENT WATER RESOURCES POLICY AND MANAGEMENT CHANGES IN AUSTRALIA 2. Managing the River Murray: One Hundred Years of Politics 3. Evolution of Water Entitlements and Markets in Victoria, Australia 4. Agriculture in Northern Victoria (Australia) Over the Past 20–30 Years: Factors Influencing Decision Making by Individual Farmers 5. Urban—Major Reforms in Urban Water Policy and Management in Major Australian Cities 6. Environmental Water Reform

PART 3 INPUTS INTO THE WATER RESOURCES DECISION-MAKING PROCESS 7. Environmental Flows and Eco-Hydrological Assessments in Rivers 8. The Role of Economic Analysis in Water Resource Management—The Murray-Darling Experience 9. Social-Ecological Analyses for Better Water Resources Decisions 10. Assessing and Managing the Social Effects of Water Reform in Agricultural Areas 11. Finding Diamonds in the Dust: Community Engagement in Murray-Darling Basin Planning 12. Integrated Approaches Within Water Resource Planning and Management in Australia—Theory and Application

PART 4 AUSTRALIAN CASE STUDIES 13. Case Study 1—The Murray-Darling Basin Plan 14. The Victorian Waterway Management Strategy 15. Managing Water Quality for the Great Barrier Reef

PART 5 TRANSFER OF THE KNOWLEDGE—INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES 16. Knowledge Transfer in International Water Resource Management—Six Challenges 17. Building Expertise in River Basin Modeling—Transfer of Knowledge from Australia to India 18. Design of a National River Health Assessment Program for China

PART 6 CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE 19. Future Challenges

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