Author: Dr John C Radcliffe, AM

Australia’s Water Reform, with especial reference to the Murray Darling Basin

Dr John C Radcliffe, AM
Summary Australia initiated a water reform process in 1994 with the agreement between the Commonwealth and States/Territories governments followed by the Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Water Initiative, in 2004. The rights for water have been separated from land titles and are separately tradable instruments, so that both permanent water access and temporary water allocations can be traded. Water resource management has been separated from provision of water supply …