With a particular focus on the Murray Darling Basin, we are exploring issues such as irrigation, environmental vs agricultural water use, and the design and operation of water markets.
Further, we are applying learnings from Australia and the Murray Darling Basin to assist in the design and governance of water management systems in other countries. We are conducting research specifically to understand:
- Farmer behaviour in water markets.
- Society’s benefit from water reallocation.
- Environmental, social, cultural and agricultural water values.
Prof. Young hopes that this water sharing paper will inspire a new dialogue and start a search for robust water-sharing arrangements that will withstand the test of time. In some areas, a few policy tweaks may be all that is necessary. In other areas, a major rethink may be necessary.Read more about New Perspectives on Sharing Water
Efficient participatory irrigation institutions to support productive and sustainable agriculture in South Asia
This project focusses on irrigation in Bihar and Assam, east India, and Sindh and Punjab provinces, Pakistan. The project aims to improve the analytical skills and understanding of policy makers and irrigation officials, specifically as they relate to PIM/IMT.Read more about Efficient participatory irrigation institutions to support productive and sustainable agriculture in South Asia
This research project aims to use such evidence to examine how the national benefits from returning water to the environment in Australia’s MDB could be optimised.Read more about Optimising the national benefits from restoring environmental flows
A major focus for this mobile lab is on decision-making in local contexts.Read more about GFAR mobile experimental laboratory
he purpose of this project is to fortify a continuing dialogue around water issues between the EU and Australia.Read more about Building water governance capacity in the EU
Key insights include the importance of attending to the development of institutional arrangements that enable individual users to trade water.Read more about Improving groundwater allocation and use in the western USA
This project is searching for ways to bring investment confidence back to the electricity sector.Read more about Climate sharing and energy security
The objective is to identify the magnitude of costs associated with different categories, and their direction over time, such that insights for other jurisdictions and external parties may be formed.Read more about Minimising transaction costs in Murray–Darling Basin water reform
Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring, adaptive management and Agricultural Innovation Platforms
This project is about increasing irrigation water productivity and changing farmer behaviour in three south-eastern African countries.Read more about Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring, adaptive management and Agricultural Innovation Platforms
This study aims to identify and analyse the impediments in water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB).Read more about Transitioning to a water secure future in the Basin
This project aims to develop a greater understanding of farm behaviour and adaptation to water stress, to allow a new approach to water policy in a range of water catchments.Read more about farmer behaviour in water-stressed basins