Water Governance: Lessons from Australia

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Campus Catalunya – URV


By Paul Martin: Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law. University on New England, Australia

Faced with sever dryness and over-explotation of surface and ground water, australia has embraced the us of environmental market instruments, including fully private agricultural water rights. Spain, facing similar problems, has taken some steps in this direction, wih a aprtial market for agricultural water. Australia has significantly reduced the waste of water, but not without a high cost, and significant questions and criticisms. Professor Martin will outline Australia’s aproach and the lessons he has learned from the Australian experience, that might inform Spanish water researchers and policy makers


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