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The Murray-Darling Basin Game - A model to explore water allocation decisions

GA Moore, J Langford, M Ayre, G Learmonth, S Brizga, PJ Wallis, F Chan (ed.), D Marinova (ed.), RS Anderssen (ed.)

Proc 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation | MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) is a very complex socio-ecological system, with a multitude of stakeholders, industries, climates, infrastructure developments, and ecosystems. Human occupation spans back millennia, but within the last two centuries there have been massive changes brought about by a succession of government, community and business actions that have reshaped the environment. It is in such an environment that policy and decision-makers find themselves, in their view, having to plan interventions in a complex and uncertain situation, being unable to foresee the emergent characteristics of their actions. One proposed way forward in improving aspects of the MDB situation is to crea..

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