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Chapter 3

I Background

II Early European Settlements

III Assessment Of Available Water Resources

IV Water Supplies For Goldmining Development

V Irrigation Development

VI Farm And Stock Water Supplies

VII Urban Water Supplies

VIII Wastewater Management And Treatment

IX Water Quality Management

X Limnological And Water Quality Research

XI New Techniques In Water Resource Planning And Management

XII Legislation

XIII Conclusion

XIV List Of Abbreviations

XV Acknowledgements

XVI Plantations-high Productivity Resources



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Legislation (continued)

The lesson to be learnt from this brief statement about some of the major water legislation in Australia is the advantage to water users of having clear and binding institutional arrangements for the development and use of this resource where several governments are involved and the resource is limited. The absence of such arrangements would have led to serious over-utilization of resources and did lead to major water quality problems prior to recent amendment of the River Murray Agreement. The institutional arrangements should include measures to reach agreement at the technical, operational, management and political levels. The most effective technological knowledge can be applied only within such a framework.

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