Chapter 18

The Returns from Investing in Water Markets in Australia

Sarah Ann Wheeler1,2, Peter Rossini1, Henning Bjornlund1,  and Belinda Spagnoletti3     1School of Commerce, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia     2Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia     3Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Australia leads the world in establishing water markets to help reallocate a resource in scarce supply. Official water markets have now been in place in Australia for over three decades, which allows detailed financial analysis and comparison to be made on the returns available from investing in water. ...

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