Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140103946 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Sarah Wheeler; Dr Adam Loch; Prof Henning Bjornlund; Dr Dustin Garrick; Prof Dr Peter Boxall; Prof Wiktor Adamowicz;

Brief description Increased water scarcity threatens the viability of the Murray-Darling Basin. There has been little analysis conducted of the consequences of water market impediments. The economic dimensions of trade impediments, water management, water market intervention and the net social benefits of water markets are at the core of this project. In particular, this project aims to explore: the impact of impediments and policy in water markets; how further water market products may increase water market efficiency; and, the nature and sources of transactions costs in markets. Benefits from this project will enhance resilience and adaptation of irrigators to future climate change and water shortages, as well as providing future policy guidance.

Funding Amount 172000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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