Optimising the National Benefits From Restoring Environmental Water Flows
Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC DECRA Fellowship
Start / End Date: 2016 to 2018
Dr David Adamson, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
The project aims to evaluate strategies that may maximise national welfare from restoring environmental flows in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). The MDB water supply is characterised by prolonged droughts and flood events, and future climatic projections anticipate that these water supply events will intensify. As the uncertainty of future water supply increases, the known reliability of water rights alters trapping resources into unproductive areas. By determining how water users adapt to climate extremes, policy can maximise the benefits from water reform.