An integrated assessment of the socio-economic impacts of climate change, technology and water policy drivers in cotton catchments.

As part of a collaborative team of research scientists from social, economic, ecological, hydrological, legal and institutional disciplines we have developed an integrated model tat aims to identify the trade-offs associated with various policy and climate change scenarios for a groundwater region.

This research builds upon earlier work by Dr Rebecca Letcher and her team in the Namoi catchment.

The Namoi integrated model is due to be finalised by June 2013, and will be used to run several scenarios to explore the impact of climate change and water entitlement policies upon the social, economic and ecological upon the Namoi river catchment and its population.


Feedback on model development was received by the project steering committee with representatives from:

  • NSW Office of Water - Sue Hamilton
  • Namoi Catchment management Authority
  • Namoi Water
  • Regional Development Australia
  • University of NSW
  • Cotton CRC/now handed over to Cotton CRDC

Scientific data and modelling were provided by the following groups:

  • Charles Sturt University
  • University of Western Australia

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