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About the Author
Tor Hundloe is a pioneer of environmental and natural resource economics. He has researched and taught at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Bond University. He was also a Commissioner of the Industry Commission, where he undertook a public inquiry that changed water allocation and use in Australia. In 2003, Tor was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contributions to natural resource management and awarded a Century Medal for his contribution to education.
Christine Crawford has worked in marine ecology for over 30 years and has progressively moved upstream, linking estuarine and coastal health with activities in the catchment.
Table of Contents
IntroductionIntroduction to sustainabilityThe principles of sustainability and economicsEconomic values of naturePractical measurements: water as an ecosystem goodThe world’s great river basinsAccounting for waterAn introduction to the Little Swanport catchmentThe river system and water managementThe Little Swanport estuaryEstuarine responses to environmental flowsA short history of the catchment settlementThe people and use of natural resourcesCommunities and valuesThe catchment regional economyThe Little Swanport water accountsThe value of waterConclusions