Monday, October 18, 2010

The Murray Darling Basin Draft Plan


The Murray Darling Basin Authority has released its much anticipated plan and, as expected, the plan calls for drastic cuts in water allocation to farmers.
This authority was set up in 2008 to take responsibility for the integrated management of the basin's water resources. The basin which covers 14% of Australia's land mass generates 40% of our income derived from agricultural production. It's home to more than 2 million people and a further 1.3 million people, including the population of Adelaide who are reliant on its water resources. Guests on this audio include -
Mick Keogh
Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute http://www.farminstitute.org.au
Mike Young
Executive Director of the The Environment Institute, University of Adelaide and Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
Text adapted from Australian PolicyOnline. Click here to listen to this ABC Radio National audio.

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