Making Decisions on Water Trading: What are Irrigators' Views?
The goal of this study is to investigate how irrigators are engaging with water trade in Australia, and to elicit their information needs in this trading process. Irrigators have had the option to trade their water allocations for over 20 years. What is the irrigators' experience and perspective and why do they, or don't they, trade? What information sources do they use to support these trading decisions?
The research will use a qualitative methodology with a Grounded theory design involving a total of approximately 25 interviews of irrigators (trading and non-trading) from the Riverina including the Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys; and five to eight stakeholders. The stakeholders will come from groups such as the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Murray Wetlands Group, State departments, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Industry groups and Irrigation companies.
I commenced employment at CSU in 2010 and am undertaking a part time PhD as part of my research load.
I am currently a member of my school, Agricultural and Wine Sciences, SMART learning team. I regularly commit to CSU Green activities and other sustainability committees where appropriate.
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