An integrated hydro-ecological and socio-economic model of environmental flow delivery to wetlands

An integrated hydro-ecological and socio-economic model of environmental flow delivery to wetlands

Project Information

Team

Fiona Dyer, Brenda Dyack, Wendy Merritt (ANU), Baihua Fu (ANU), Quentin Grafton (ANU), Ric Scarpa (ANU) and Sonia Akter (Helmholtz)



Project Summary

Water is a major limiting resource in the Murray Darling Basin, and providing sufficient water to meet the various needs is a major challenge. To do this in an equitable and transparent manner requires an understanding of the goods and services delivered by water, the values of those services, the water required to ensure delivery of those services, and finally a method to understand the implications of delivering water for a selected set of services. The objective of this study is to estimate a derived demand function for supplying environmental water to meet ecological goods and service requirements by applying an integrated hydro-economic framework in the Macquarie Marshes.