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This paper is the second of a two-part investigation into the limited effectiveness of water buy-backs in addressing deterioration of environmental flows in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia and consequent impacts on both environment and agricultural production. Part 2 seeks to gain a deeper appreciation of the limits of market-based water governance for the recovery of environmental flows, using qualitative data gathered through 41 in-person interviews with irrigators across four catchments in three of the MDB states (Condamine, Queensland; Border Rivers, Queensland/New South Wales; Murrumbidgee, New South Wales; and Goulburn-Broken, Victoria). The interviews considered (i) irrigator willingness to sell water to the government environmental water buy-back programme; (ii) receptiveness to the consistent use of cost-benefit analysis in government decision making on water entitlement buy-backs and other water decisions; and (iii) willingness to relocate agricultural production from the MDB to Northern Australia, a region currently under government investigation for agricultural expansion.
|Pages:||317 - 322|
|Journal:||Environmental Policy and Law|
agricultural production, cost benefit analysis, decisionmaking, government, water management, Australia, New South Wales,Queensland, Victoria, Australasia, Oceania, Developed Countries,Commonwealth of Nations, OECD Countries, Australia, choice, waterresource management, Agriculture (General) (AA000), Natural ResourceEconomics (EE115) (New March 2000), Water Resources (PP200)