Chapter 13. Murray-Darling Basin – Integrated Management in a Large, Dry and Thirsty Basin

  1. Robert C. Ferrier2 and
  2. Alan Jenkins3
  1. Sarah Ryan

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch13

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Ryan, S. (2009) Murray-Darling Basin – Integrated Management in a Large, Dry and Thirsty Basin, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 3

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, GPO Box 284, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672



  • Murray-Darling Basin – integrated management in large, dry and thirsty Basin;
  • MacIntyre River, north of Murray-Darling Basin;
  • dryland farm practices in the Basin;
  • the past shaping the potential for the future;
  • integrated catchment management (ICM) principles at Basin scale;
  • Basin Salinity Management Strategy (BSMS);
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission (MDBC);
  • integrated catchment management;
  • Basin knowledge system;
  • key knowledge challenges - describing and analysing Basin as socio-ecological system


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nature of the Basin

  • The Past Shapes Potential for the Future

  • Integrated Catchment Management

  • The Basin Knowledge System

  • Key Knowledge Gaps for Integrated Basin Management

  • Acknowledgements

  • References