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Title Lake Eyre Basin rivers : environmental, social and economic importance / Richard T Kingsford, editor
Published Clayton, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2017
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Contents Section 1. Natural history and ecology of the Lake Eyre Basin -- 1. The Lake Eyre Basin: one of the world's great desert river systems -- 2. Water: where, when, how much? Challenges in understanding and managing flow in rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin -- 3. Fish distribution, status and threats in the rivers and springs of the Queensland Lake Eyre Basin -- 4. Natural flows drive the 'boom and bust' ecology of fish in Cooper Creek, an arid-zone floodplain river -- 5. Turtles of Cooper Creek: life in the slow lane -- 6. Developing the desert: potential effects on wildlife -- Section 2. Cultural and socio-economic dimensions of the rivers -- 7. Connecting the champions of the Lake Eyre Basin Rivers -- 8. Looking after the rivers: a view from nearly 50,000 years of experience -- 9. Caring for our sacred waterways: learning from our past -- 10. River sustainability: essential for the livelihoods of landholders -- 11. Clean green beef: the importance of free-flowing rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin -- 12. A life living between a river and a creek -- 13. Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, not just a wildlife paradise but an economic lifeline -- 14. When our rivers ran dry: 30 years of water resource development in the Murray-Darling Basin -- 15. A river and a livelihood: all but lost in a decade -- 16. Making a living from the Macquarie Marshes: coping with decisions upstream -- 17. 'Once more into the breach, dear friends ... ': the ongoing battle for the Cooper -- 18. Wetland health in the Lake Eyre Basin: an economic perspective -- 19. Mining and the Lake Eyre Basin environment: past, present and possible futures -- Section 3. Looking after the rivers -- 20. Sustainable management of the Lake Eyre Basin Rivers: regulate, educate or open the gate? -- 21. Water governance in Queensland: implications for wild rivers declarations in the Lake Eyre Basin -- 22. Sustainability for the rivers of the Lake Eyre Basin
Summary Outlines the environmental, social and economic values of the rivers from a diverse range of perspectives
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Eyre, Lake, Watershed (S.A.)
Floodplain ecology -- Australia -- Eyre, Lake, Watershed (S.A.)
Stream ecology -- Australia -- Eyre, Lake, Watershed (S.A.)
Watershed management -- Australia -- Eyre, Lake, Watershed (S.A.)
Wild and scenic rivers -- Australia -- Eyre, Lake, Watershed (S.A.)
Eyre, Lake (S.A.) -- Ecology.
Eyre, Lake, Watersahed (S.A.) -- Environmental conditions
Eyre, Lake, Watershed (S.A.)
Form Electronic book
Author Kingsford, Richard, 1958- editor
ISBN 1486300790 (electronic bk.)
9781486300792 (electronic bk.)