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Author Morgan, Ruth A., author

Title Running out? : water in Western Australia / Ruth A Morgan
Published Crawley : UWA Publishing ;. Moorebank : NewSouth Books [Distributor]
Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Publishing, 2015


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Description viii, 268 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Settling the Seasons: Sowing the seeds of vulnerability (1829 to 1901) -- 2.Thirst in the Golden West: Suburban and agricultural expansion (1901 to 1945) -- 3.A Million Acres a Year: Engineering post-war prosperity (1945 to 1969) -- 4.The Age of Anxiety': Reaching the limits of settlement (1969 to 1983) -- 5.Precaution and Prediction: Economic rationalism, ecologically sustainable development and environmental change (1983 to 2001) -- 6.Watershed: Climate and water in the early twenty-first century (2001 to 2014) -- 7.Running Out?
Summary Annotation. Ruth A. Morgan completed her PhD at The University of Western Australia in 2012 and took up a lecturing position at Monash University in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Her doctoral thesis was awarded the 2013 Margaret Medcalf Prize by the State Records Office of Western Australia for excellence in reference and research, and shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association's Serle Award for the best postgraduate thesis in Australian History. In 2013, Morgan was a visiting scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. She has presented at international conferences at Renmin University in Beijing (co-sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society); the Australian Historical Association in Wollongong; the European Society for Environmental History in Munich; and the International Water History Conference in Montpellier. Morgan has recently co-edited a volume of Studies in Western Australian History and is currently editing a volume of History of Meteorology. She is a member of the Australian Historical Association, the Australian Garden History Association, and the International Commission for the History of Meteorology. She also coordinates the 'Making Public Histories' seminar series, which is a joint initiative with the History Council of Victoria and the State Library of Victoria. Although still in her early career, Morgan has published several dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, and in outlets such as The Conversation and The West Australian
Analysis Australian
Water supply
Western Australia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-263) and index
Subject Climatic changes -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Water security -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Water security -- Australia.
Water-supply -- Australia -- Western Australia -- History.
Water-supply -- Australia.
Author Morgan, Ruth A.
LC no. 2015302246
ISBN 9781742586236
Other Titles Water in Western Australia : running out?