TRaCK: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge

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

Research Themes

Establishing water markets in northern Australia

Establishing water markets in northern Australia

Northern Australian Indigenous people are among the most disadvantaged in the nation.  Improved socio-economic status depends on access to, and sustainable use of, natural resources, including water.

This research examined the potential effectiveness and durability of water markets in tropical Australia, how the transition to market-based allocation interacts with existing institutions, and the potential socio-economic impacts arising from an open trading market.

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