Basin Plan

Murray Darling Basin report reveals complex socio-economic outcomes from water reform

22 February 2018

Mike Foley, The Land
22 February 2018

Water is not the determining factor in the local economies of irrigation towns in southern NSW, Victoria and South Australia, according to new analysis from the Murray Darling Basin Authority.

A new report compiles demographic and water recovery data in an effort to understand the determining factors impacting communities that are undergoing water reform.

The report looks at 45 irrigation districts and the jobs contained in them, and draws on information collected by Australian Bureau of Statistics between 2001 and 2016.

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