TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

Science and knowledge that governments, communities, industries for sustainable use of Australia's tropical rivers and estuaries

Quentin Grafton

Quentin Grafton

Quentin Grafton
Project Leader
Australian National University Canberra

Phase 1 Projects

Outcomes The principal outcome sought from this research was to provide information to better inform policy-makers, regulators and water users regarding the role of markets in managing water entitlements. This included a better understanding of the constraints involved in water markets and approaches to their resolution. Issues given particular attention included: Indigenous entitlements in water and their status in markets, non-market institutions in place to protect environments, transitions to efficient markets in presently under-allocated systems and the likely character/behaviour of markets in these circumstances.