By Emily O'Gorman
Floods within the Murray-Darling Basin are the most important resources of water for individuals, animals and crops during this frequently dry sector of inland jap Australia. then again, floods have frequently been skilled as average failures, that have ended in significant engineering schemes. Flood Country explores the contested and intricate historical past of this quarter, reading different ways that floods were understood and controlled and a few of the long term effects for individuals, rivers, and ecologies.
The ebook examines many tensions, starting from early exchanges among Aboriginal humans and settlers concerning the hazards of floods, via to long-running disputes among graziers and irrigators over damming floodwater, and conflicts among citizens and colonial governments over whose accountability it was once to guard townships from floods.
Flood Country brings the Murray-Darling Basin’s flood historical past into dialog with modern nationwide debates approximately weather swap and competing entry to water for livelihoods, industries and ecosystems. It offers a big new old viewpoint in this major quarter of Australia, exploring how humans, rivers and floods have re-made every one other.
* Examines floods in an environmental and ancient context from 1850 to the present
* Explores the significance of neighborhood knowledge
* Considers the consequences of floods within the improvement of water administration coverage, dam construction and irrigation
* Brings the Murray-Darling Basin’s flood historical past into dialog with very modern nationwide debates approximately weather swap and competing entry to water