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Title Northern Australia land and water science review 2009 : chapter summaries
Published Canberra, A.C.T. : Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  333.910994 Aus/Nal  AVAILABLE
Description 68 pages : color illustrations photographs ; 30 cm
Contents 1. Water resources in northern Australia -- 2. Land and soil in northern Australia -- 3. Protectine the values of northern waterways -- 4. Terrestrial ecosystems in north -- 5. Sustaining growth of the northern beef industry -- 6. A history of intensive agricultural development in northern Australia -- 7. Indigenous interests in land and water -- 8. Mining development in northern Australia -- 9. Fisheries and aquaculture in northern Australia -- 10. The future of irrigated agriculture -- 11. Tourism and recreation depend on natural water flows -- 12. Conservation of rivers and wetlands: threats and opportunities -- 13. The role of the Australian defence force in northern Australia's development -- 14. Water reform in Australia - learning from the past -- 15. Indigenous participation in water planning and management -- 16. Supporting Indigenous natural resource governance -- 17. Understanding water management -- 18. Applying national water initiative principles to the north -- 19. Meeting the goals of the national water initiative -- 20. Managing the north's water resources -- 21. National water initiative compliance in the north -- 22. Integrated river basin management: lessons from the Murray-Darling basin and international experiences -- 23. Making the most of the national water initiative in the north -- 24. Indigenous people and water management -- 25. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions with better fire management -- 26. Mitchell River catchment: regional perspective -- 27. Daly river catchment: regional perspective -- 28. Sharing water in northern Australia -- 29. Bauxite mining at Weipa, Cape York
Summary "The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing water users and the broader community. It commissioned the Northern Australia Land and Water Science Review 2009 to inform that report." -- 4
Notes Cover title
"Publication number: INFRA-09155"--Cover verso
"Report coordinated by the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation, October 2009"--Cover verso
Subject Water resources development -- Australia, Northern.
Rangelands -- Australia, Northern.
Sustainable development -- Australia, Northern.
Author Australia. Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
Australia. Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government.
ISBN 9781921095955