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Guest Editors' Introduction: Water crisis? Socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of water and rivers

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The Australian drought of the first years of the

    twenty-first century has thrown tensions, conflicts,

    and some long-standing chasms between

    use and the realities of supply into stark relief.

    Australian cities faced record lows in water storages,

    urban water restrictions have now been in

    force for years, and irrigators faced radically

    decreased allocations. In short, Australians were

    confronted with water scarcity that has always

    existed, but which, as a nation, we have managed

    to ignore, either by our wilful imaginations

    and desires, or by the apparent security of our

    water storages and the endless on-tap supply

    that they seemed to provide.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Broderick, K. & Gill, N. J. (2008). Guest Editors' Introduction: Water crisis? Socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of water and rivers. Geographical Research, 46 (3), 255-257.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-48949103980

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/1038

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 255

End Page


  • 257

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The Australian drought of the first years of the

    twenty-first century has thrown tensions, conflicts,

    and some long-standing chasms between

    use and the realities of supply into stark relief.

    Australian cities faced record lows in water storages,

    urban water restrictions have now been in

    force for years, and irrigators faced radically

    decreased allocations. In short, Australians were

    confronted with water scarcity that has always

    existed, but which, as a nation, we have managed

    to ignore, either by our wilful imaginations

    and desires, or by the apparent security of our

    water storages and the endless on-tap supply

    that they seemed to provide.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Broderick, K. & Gill, N. J. (2008). Guest Editors' Introduction: Water crisis? Socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of water and rivers. Geographical Research, 46 (3), 255-257.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-48949103980

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/1038

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 255

End Page


  • 257

Volume


  • 46

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • Australia