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Jones, Roger N (2010) Water Resources. In: Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Preparing Australian Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the Future. Stokes, Chris and Howden, Mark, eds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic., pp. 187-204.

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Abstract

Australian agriculture has been largely success - ful in coping with some of the highest moisture variability in the world, which affects rainfall, soil moisture, stream water, stored water and groundwater. However, measures that have coped effectively with historical climate are being tested by recent climate change, and will be tested further by changes to come. Until recently, climate change was thought of as tomorrow’s problem rather than today’s. Recent changes to rainfall and temperature over much of southern and eastern Australia have moved many river systems beyond their historical climate envelope. Current streamflow is similar to the worst-case projections accounting for anthropo genic climate change from 2030 to 2050.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780643095953
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20487, water use in agriculture, water supply, climate baselines, streamflow changes, catchments, groundwater, surface water, rivers, basins, dryland, irrigated, seasonal predictions, seasons, risk management
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
FOR Classification > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Parks Management
SEO Classification > 9603 Climate and Climate Change
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 01:53
Last Modified: 30 May 2013 01:53
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8357
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