News: Murray-Darling Basin

Drone AI counts waterbirds in the Murray-Darling

An aerial drone shot of waterbirds in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Innovative drone technology and artificial intelligence (AI) software is providing more accurate monitoring of waterbirds across the Murray–Darling Basin – and could be used to monitor other wildlife in the future.

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Water market price rise myth-busting

Hume Dam (formally Hume Weir) is the main supply storage and one of the two major headwater storages for the River Murray system.

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have tested claims of water hoarding and speculative behaviour in Murray-Darling Basin water markets and found no evidence of hoarding, or a clear source of speculative behaviour, driving water price rises.

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