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Murray-Darling River Basin (Australia)

  • Jamie PittockEmail author
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The wetlands of the Murray–Darling Basin (the Basin) in Australia are the focus of this article. Beginning with a description of the Basin’s wetlands, the climate and hydrology are outlined as a point for discussing the threats to wetlands conservation, management responses, and future challenges.


Great artesian basin Murray-Darling Basin Climate change Environmental flows Legislation Protected areas Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Threatened species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fenner School of Environment and SocietyThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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