Implications for long-term sustainable management of the Murray Darling Basin system

Implications for long-term sustainable management of the Murray Darling Basin system

25 June 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-100-0

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Members of the Committee (PDF 8KB)
 
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
 
Recommendations (PDF 50KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 13KB)

Terms of reference
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of the committee's report
Acknowledgements
A note on references

 
Chapter 2 - Governance arrangements under the Intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform (PDF 87KB)

Introduction
Adequacy of current whole-of-Basin governance arrangements under the Intergovernmental Agreement

 
Chapter 3 - Implementation of the Basin Plan and water sharing arrangements (PDF 74KB)

Introduction
Implementation of the Basin Plan

 
Chapter 4 - Long-term prospects for the management of Ramsar wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin (PDF 181KB)

Introduction
Current status of Ramsar wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin
Prospects for the long-term management of Ramsar wetlands

 
Chapter 5 - Environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin (PDF 201KB)

Introduction
Water Entitlement Buyback
Infrastructure Program
Case Studies
Issues raised on environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin

 
Chapter 6 - The impacts of climate change and the likely future availability of water in the Murray-Darling Basin (PDF 81KB)

Introduction
Impacts of climate change on the Murray-Darling Basin
Planning for the impacts of reduced water availability

 
Chapter 7 - Unregulated water interception activities (PDF 83KB)

Introduction
Water interception activities in the Murray-Darling Basin
Regulation of water interception activities
Harvesting of overland flows

 
Chapter 8 - Other issues (PDF 90KB)

Introduction
Progress in implementing National Water Initiative reforms
State and territory water and natural resource management legislation and enforcement arrangements

 
Chapter 9 - Conclusions (PDF 49KB)

Introduction
Coorong and Lower Lakes
The long term sustainable management of the Murray-Darling Basin

 
Minority Report - Australian Labor Party (PDF 126KB)
 
Minority Report - Australian Greens (PDF 70KB)
 
Additional Comments - Senator Nick Xenophon (PDF 36KB)
 
Appendix 1 - List of Submissions (PDF 12KB)

Water Management in the Coorong and Lower Lakes
The long term sustainable management of the Murray-Darling Basin

 
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee (PDF 24KB)

Water Management in the Coorong and Lower Lakes
The long term sustainable management of the Murray-Darling Basin

 
Appendix 3 - Documents tabled at public hearings (PDF 8KB)

The long term sustainable management of the Murray-Darling Basin
Water Management in the Coorong and Lower Lakes
The long term sustainable management of the Murray-Darling Basin

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
Email: rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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