Economic and Social Aspects of Saline Water Use and Management

  • B. J. Callinan
  • R. G. Webster


Salinity problems resulting from high salinities in streams and in shallow watertables arise frequently from the clearing of forests and from irrigation. The major areas affected are the River Murray Valley and the south-western parts of Western Australia and Victoria.


Discount Rate Salinity Level Good Quality Water Salinity Problem Total Dissolve Salt 
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© Australian Academy of Science 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. Callinan
    • 1
  • R. G. Webster
    • 2
  1. 1.Respectively Gutteridge, Haskins and DaveyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Victorian Pipelines CommissionMelbourneAustralia

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