Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10673
Title: Presumptions of linearity and faith in the power of centralised decision-making: two challenges to the efficient management of environmental water in Australia
Contributor(s): Crase, Lin (author); O'Keefe, Suzanne (author); Dollery, Brian E (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2012.00585.x
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10673
Open Access Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2012.00585.x
Abstract: Water policy in the Murray-Darling Basin continues to be dominated by the trade-offs between agricultural and environmental interests. This has recently been played out with the acrimonious debate that circumscribed the release of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. In this paper, we argue that too much emphasis has been placed on the volume of held water as an indicator of environmental benefit. We also contend that there is an attendant presumption of linearity in the relationship between volumes of held water and environmental benefit which could lead to perverse outcomes. A second problem is that there is too much enthusiasm for contemplating the solutions to water management problems as residing primarily at the federal level of government. These factors stand to ultimately limit the efficient delivery of environmental objectives.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 56(3), p. 426-437
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1467-8489
1364-985X
Field of Research (FOR): 140201 Agricultural Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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