The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has issued a primer on the importance of protecting the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth, largely based on the assertion that the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the Ramsar Convention would be threatened if action was ignored. The article reconstructs the history of the introduction of the barrages from … Continue reading Maintaining the Myth-Murray Mouth
https://youtu.be/8455KEDitpU Looks pretty convincing to me! Son Michael tells me that "data is everything"! Why is this such an emotional topic? It's more like a religion where faith is required, rather than one which we should be able to deal with, by the use of rational hard facts. The hypothesis of human caused, huge increases … Continue reading Data is Everything!
Gregor Heard @grheard 9 Oct 2019, 8 a.m.Agribusiness BIG PLAYERS: Canadian investors have flocked to Australian agribusiness in their droves in recent years. Canadian pension fund PSP Investments' offer for Australian agribusiness Webster Limited is just the latest in a production line of investors from the North American nation looking to get involved in Australian … Continue reading Canadian investors’ big thirst for Aussie ag assets
We can't write appropriate black letter law to deal with a highly variable environment. The reality of Dorothea Mackellar’s "droughts and flooding rains" and you could add ‘not much in the middle’, cries out for adaptive management. The water sharing plans for each of the main water courses in the Basin, need to be expressed … Continue reading Flexibility and Conservation-The Darling River.
On Tuesday I had a BGO. A what you might ask? A Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious. We were discussing the current admirable push to move away from identity politics and focus on playing the "ball" and not the "man". Or in other words the issue, not the spokesperson. I think it was advertising guru … Continue reading My Latest BGO!
A long time agricultural friend suggested I would be interested in the "River on the Brink" Exhibition on display at the SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney. I visited it yesterday. To say the least I was horrified! Not so much by the depictions of the condition of the Darling River, which is bad enough, but … Continue reading The Problem of the Counter Intuitive-Water