The development of cooperative management of the water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin since the mid-nineteenth century

Comerford, Emma. (2002). The development of cooperative management of the water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin since the mid-nineteenth century Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Comerford, Emma.
Thesis Title The development of cooperative management of the water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin since the mid-nineteenth century
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2002
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 95
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
This thesis studies the development of cooperative management of water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin since the mid-nineteenth century. The Murray-Darling Basin is located in the South-East of Australia, and lies within the jurisdiction of six Governments. An economic framework of property rights and externalities is used to demonstrate the need for these Governments to establish a clear joint property rights regime over the transboundary water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin. The development of cooperative management over these resources is then traced from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to the recent developments in the 1980s and 1990s. This thesis makes clear the difficulties involved in achieving joint property rights in the Australian political situation. However, it is also shown that there has been substantial progress in achieving closer governmental cooperation over natural resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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