The Murray-Darling Basin and Australia's water future

Why is the Murray-Darling Basin important? What are the key environmental and social concerns? 

The Murray-Darling Basin is critical to Australia’s water and food security. In this video Associate Professor Jamie Pittock from the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society explains why effective management of the Murray-Darling is essential for securing Australia’s water future.


Associate Professor Jamie Pittock teaches Environment and Society (ENVS1001/6101) and Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (ENVS8003) at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society. His research focuses on environmental governance, climate change adaptation, energy and sustainable management of water.

Associate Professor Pittock is a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and the World Commission on Protected Areas, and he serves on the board of Water Stewardship Australia and on the Eminent Scientists Group of WWF Australia.