The Basin by numbers: science, economics, community, environment

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 30 September 2015


Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


Professor Quentin Grafton, Professor John Williams, and Dr Daniel Connell, Crawford School; Dr Michael Stewardson, University of Melbourne; Dr Sarah Wheeler, University of Adelaide; plus many more.


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It will shortly be three years since the Basin Plan was enacted, five years since the Guide to the Proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan was released and 20 years since the cap on surface water extractions was introduced into the Murray-Darling Basin. In 2015 and beyond, these policy developments will be tested.

This public symposium is a one-day event that will provide diverse views and perspectives of the science of the Basin Plan and the socio-economics, and community impact of the multibillion dollar Australian Government Water for the Future package, as it pertains to the Basin. The symposium will audit what the Basin Plan and Water for the Future package have delivered to date, and what they might be expected to deliver for farmers, communities and the environment into the future.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Nick Bond, Griffith University
  • Dr Daniel Connell, Crawford School
  • Dr Jen Cleary, University of South Australia
  • Dr Samantha Capon, Griffith University
  • Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School
  • Simon Hone , Latrobe University
  • Howard Jones, Western NSW Irrigator and Environmentalist
  • Darren Perry, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations
  • Dr Jamie Pittock, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU
  • Cheryl Rix, Victorian Lower Murray Water Authority
  • Professor Michael Roderick, Research School of Earth Sciences and Research School of Biology, ANU
  • Colin Mues, Murray Darling Basin Authority
  • Dr Michael Stewardson, University of Melbourne
  • Tim Stubbs, Environmental Consultant
  • Professor Ross M Thomposon, University of Canberra
  • Dr Sarah Wheeler, University of Adelaide
  • Professor John Williams, Crawford School
  • Professor Mike Young, University of Adelaide

This symposium is presented by the Goyder Institute and the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy, at Crawford School of Public Policy, at The Australian National University.

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