|The Murray-Darling basin Authority has the overarching responsibility to implement a coordinated approach to water use across the Basin's four States and the ACT. The Basin Plan is developed under the Water Act 2007 and represents one more step in the ongoing journey of managing our rivers. The Plan is an adaptive framework that will be rolled out over seven years and aims to achieve a balance between environmental, economic and social considerations within the Basin.
In the presentation, speakers from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the ABS will discuss the information needs of the Basin plan, the role Government information agencies such as ABS and BoM can play, the collaborative work already underway and the future directions of the project. The work so far, although in its early stages, has involved the integration of socio-economic data with scientific information (such as satellite imagery) and has built on the environmental accounting work on Land and Water that has been undertaken by the ABS and BoM.