[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140100773]
Researchers Dr Sarah Wheeler
Brief description Given the future risk of water scarcity, farmers will need to plan for greater farm-level adaptation. Drought and policy reform have inflicted significant economic, social and personal stress upon Murray-Darling Basin rural communities. This project will aid water managers and policy makers a greater understanding of transformational farmer adaptation (focussing on farmer exit and farmer suicide) in order to plan for the economic, social and health impacts of future water scarcity from climate change and water reform-related policies. The focus will be on the Murray-Darling Basin, as well as undertaking a comparative analysis with water stressed basins in the United States.
Funding Amount $736,554
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships