This chapter discusses the controversy surrounding the modelling work that has been undertaken in the Murray–Darling Basin Authority’s Guide to the proposed Basin Plan. Furthermore, the future modelling challenges of the social and economic impacts of the sustainable diversion limits (SDLs)—such as data availability, and the methods and objectives of modelling—will be identified, together with a review of existing modelling work within the Basin. To meet these challenges, the Australian Government should systematically facilitate researchers to accumulate the relevant basin data, or allow them access to their current basin data.
|Title of host publication||Basin Futures: Water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin|
|Editors||Daniel Connell and R Quentin Grafton|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|