The Barrages and the Lower Lakes

The linked article,published in The Australian on 7th June should be compulsory reading for all those interested in the management of the Murray Darling Basin.I wrote the following letter to the Editor in support, which at this point has not been published:Congratulations to Johnny Kahlbetzer for so succinctly explaining (‘Free-Flowing Estuary Vital to Healthy River … Continue reading The Barrages and the Lower Lakes

Harvard Professor John Briscoe on Murray Darling Basin Plan

This submisssion to the Barnaby Joyce inspired inquiry by Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, is in my opinion one of the best things I have read on this subject. A clear, objective view, from an expert not caught up in local politics. I commend it to all. It puts the Craig Knowles interview (see … Continue reading Harvard Professor John Briscoe on Murray Darling Basin Plan

Dams

Letter published in today's Weekend Australian:"At last a senior politician has had the political courage to tell it like it is.("Dam them -- Abbott's solution to harness flooded rivers", 7/1). The last seven to 10 years of drought and the recent "big wet" is a classic example of Australia's natural variability.We need to conserve water … Continue reading Dams