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Profligacy and scarcity: an analysis of water management in Australia

Rees, Judith A. (1982) Profligacy and scarcity: an analysis of water management in Australia. Geoforum, 13 (4). pp. 289-300. ISSN 0016-7185

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Abstract

Without denying the physical relaity of water shortages during the 1982 Australia drought, it is argued that some of the difficulties arise not from climatic factors but from the way the water resource is managed. An attempt is made to explain why metropolitan Australia can continue to make profligate use of water, while rural Australia suffers scarcity. The system of administration is considered and the capacity planning and pricing policies of supply authorities analysed. Finally, a call is made for the introduction of an effective integrated management system.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescriptio...
Additional Information: © 1982 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Research centres and groups > LSE London Centre for Urban and Metropolitan Research
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 12:21
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/33458/

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