The fluctuating political appeal of water engineering in Australia.

  title={The fluctuating political appeal of water engineering in Australia.},
  author={Lin Crase and Suzanne. O'Keefe and Brian E. Dollery and François Molle and Peter Mollinga and Philippus Wester},
Like many nations, Australia has a mixed history with water engineering. For over a century the engineer was 'king' and water was harnessed as a vehicle for settling the harsh inland, creating wealth and building prosperity. By the 1960s it was becoming increasingly clear that this approach was not without its flaws. Mounting evidence of environmental degradation emerged in the 1970s and the trend towards fiscal responsibility in the 1980s subjected the… CONTINUE READING


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