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4610.0.55.007 - Water and the Murray-Darling Basin - A Statistical Profile, 2000-01 to 2005-06  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/08/2008  First Issue
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CONTENTS

    Introduction
      Introduction
      Summary of Findings
    Attributes of the Murray-Darling Basin
      Geographic location
      River Basins
      Land use
      Temperature
      Rainfall and water availability
      Environmental features
    People in the Murray-Darling Basin
      Introduction
      Population Characteristics
      Education
      Income
      Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage
      Labour Force
      Farmers in the Murray-Darling Basin
    Water use in the Murray-Darling Basin
      Introduction
      Overview of water consumption
      Water Use by Industries and Households
      Agriculture Water Consumption
      Change in Agriculture water use over time
      Regional water use
      Irrigation Practices
    Agriculture in the Murray-Darling Basin
      Introduction
      Overview
      Importance of agriculture
      Drought and Exceptional Circumstances, 2000 to 2007
      Agricultural production in the Murray-Darling Basin
      Irrigated and non-irrigated agricultural production
    Natural Resource Management in the Murray-Darling Basin
      Introduction
      NRM policy and implementation strategies
      NRM regions in the Murray-Darling Basin
      Issues identified in NRM regional plans
      NRM problems and practices described by farmers


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