What are stakeholders in the Murray-Darling Basin?

What are stakeholders in the Murray-Darling Basin?

Stakeholders include the Basin states, the Basin Officials Committee and the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council, along with non-government stakeholders such as Indigenous Australian, industry, environmental and community groups.

Who is responsible for the management of the Murray-Darling Basin?

Each river in the Basin is managed by the MDBA or a state body, depending on its location. The MDBA manages and operates the River Murray on behalf of the New South Wales, Victorian and South Australian governments because the river flows through all three states.

How does the government manage the Murray-Darling Basin?

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is responsible for: buying water from entitlement holders and investing in more efficient irrigation so there is more water available in the system to keep rivers, lakes and wetlands healthy.

Why is the Murray-Darling Basin difficult to manage?

Many issues affect the water resources and ecosystems of the MDB including salinity, erosion, blue-green algal blooms, water quality, and invasive species. Climate change and resultant possible increases in drought pose a significant risk to the availability of surface water in the MDB.

What is the role of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority?

Our role. The primary roles of the MDBA include: preparing, implementing and reviewing an integrated plan for the sustainable use of the basin’s water resources. operating the River Murray system and efficiently delivering water to users on behalf of partner governments.

How is the Murray-Darling river managed?

The Murray–Darling Basin Plan was developed to manage the Basin as a whole connected system. The aim of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan is to bring the Basin back to a healthier and sustainable level, while continuing to support farming and other industries for the benefit of the Australian community.

Why is Murray-Darling Basin important?

The Murray–Darling Basin is of significant environmental, cultural and economic value to Australia. It’s home to 16 internationally significant wetlands, 35 endangered species and 120 different species of waterbirds.

What is happening to the Murray-Darling Basin?

The Murray–Darling Basin has a highly variable climate. This means it is exposed to both droughts and flooding. When parts of the Basin are in drought, access to water is limited. This affects the whole river system, including plants and animals, the communities of the Basin, and farming and food production.

What is Murray-Darling Basin plan?

The Murray–Darling Basin Plan provides a coordinated approach to water use across the Murray–Darling Basin’s four states and the ACT. It is a major step forward in Australian water reform, balancing environmental, social and economic considerations by setting water use to an environmentally sustainable level.

What is the Murray Basin plan?

The Basin Plan is a major inter-government initiative to provide water for riverine and wetland environments of the Murray-Darling Basin, as well as for other purposes. It provides directions for the management of water for the environment in NSW.

What is the Murray-Darling Basin?

The Murray–Darling Basin is a large area of south-eastern Australia where water flows through a system of interconnected rivers and lakes. The 2 main rivers are the River Murray and the Darling River. The Darling begins in Southern Queensland where the Culgoa and Barwon rivers meet.

What is the Murray–Darling Basin Plan engagement process?

Stakeholder engagement is a critical component in developing the Basin Plan. The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is engaging with people to help them understand the Basin Plan development process and to improve the plan itself.

What does Murray-Darling Basin Authority do?

Murray-Darling Basin Authority Prepares the plan Ministerial Council, Basin Officials Committee, Basin Community Committee and others Provide advice Engagement with stakeholders Fig. 2 Responsibilities for eparing and approving pr the Basin Plan Responsibilities for preparing and approving the Basin Plan

What is the MDBA doing to improve the Basin Plan?

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is engaging with people to help them understand the Basin Plan development process and to improve the plan itself. We have put this strategy in place to guide our engagement with a broad range of stakeholders during the development of the Basin Plan.

Who are our stakeholders?

Our stakeholders are groups or individuals who have an interest in the development and implementation of the Basin Plan and the activities of MDBA. In preparing the stakeholder engagement strategy, MDBA have identified over 1000 stakeholder groups who can be broadly grouped as follows: • people living in the basin and the broader