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Title The value of water in a drying climate / edited by Tor Hundloe and Christine Crawford
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2012

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Description xi, 242 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction to sustainability -- The principles of sustainability and economics -- Economic values of nature -- Practical measurements : water as an ecosystem good -- The world's great river basins -- Accounting for water -- An introduction to the Little Swanport catchment -- The river system and water management -- The Little Swanport estuary -- Estuarine responses to environmental flows -- A short history of the catchment settlement --The people and use of natural resources -- Communities and values -- The catchment regional economy -- The Little Swanport water accounts -- The value of water
Summary Disputes over water allocations are, second to climate change, the dominant environmental and public policy issues of the present era. We are called upon to resolve such controversies using principles of sustainable development, which integrates ecology, economics and ethics. This timely book establishes a template for all types of resource allocation disputes, whether in Australia or overseas. An expert team of ecologists, economists and sustainability experts spent three years interviewing people in the Little Swanport catchment, seeking answers to the optimal allocation of water on the Tasmanian East Coast. The hinterland of this area produces some of the most valuable merino wool in the world, the estuary grows mouth-watering oysters, and much of the land is in near-pristine condition, providing very valuable biodiversity resources" --Back cover
Analysis Australian
Management of land & natural resources
Notes "An expert team of ecologists, economists and sustainability experts spent three years interviewing people in the Little Swanport catchment, seeking answers to the optimal allocation of water on the Tasmanian East Coast. The hinterland of this area produces some of the most valuable merino wool in the world, the estuary grows mouth-watering oysters, and much of the land is in near-pristine condition, providing very valuable biodiversity resources" --Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
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Subject Climatic changes -- Australia.
Climatic changes -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Little Swanport Region
Stream ecology.
Water demand management -- Australia.
Sustainability -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Little Swanport Region
Water demand management -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Little Swanport Region
Water-supply -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Little Swanport Region -- Management
Water-supply -- Australia.
Watershed management.
Little Swanport Region (Tas.) -- Environmental conditions
Little Swanport River Watershed (Tas.) -- Environmental conditions
Author Crawford, Christine.
Hundloe, T. J. A. (Torstein John Arneson)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
ISBN 9780643101609 (paperback)