Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170104138 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Michael Webber; Dr Sarah Rogers; Prof Jonathon Barnett; Asst Prof Britt Crow-Miller; Prof Mark Wang; A/Prof Dan Chen; A/Prof Ian Rutherfurd; A/Prof Brian Finlayson

Brief description This project aims to investigate the motives, processes, and socio-political and hydrological consequences of the South-North Water Transfer (SNWT) in China, the world’s largest inter-basin water network. It connects four major river basins, six provinces, three megacities and over 700 million people. This project will analyse the SNWT's governance regime; its effects on local and regional flows of water, money, people, pollutants, production and political authority; and the interactions between these systemic and local changes. This project expects to produce knowledge about the politics of vast technologies, and the management of inter-basin water schemes in Australia and globally.

Funding Amount $570,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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