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The Australian National University

Water Markets Workshop

Friday 3 August 2012 at The Australian National University

‘Overview of water market adoption in Australia’ Mr James Cameron, CEO, National Water Commission

SESSION 1 Climate change, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder role and historical water markets

‘Environmental intelligence to inform water markets in a variable and changing world’ Dr Rob Vertessy, Acting Director of Meteorology, Bureau of Meteorology

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‘Trade of Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’ Mr Steve Costello, Assistant Secretary, Policy and Portfolio Management, Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

‘The demand for irrigation water in historical perspective’ Dr Edwyna Harris, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Monash University

SESSION 2 Water markets and irrigator adaptability

‘Water trading as a risk management tool for farmers: New empirical evidence from the Australian water market’ Dr Céline Nauges, ARC Future Fellow, School of Economics, University of Queensland

‘Investigating irrigator willingness to buy and sell water entitlements in the southern Murray-Darling Basin’ Professor Peter Boxall, Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta,Canada

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‘How selling water to the environment has affected irrigation businesses’ Dr Jeremy Cheesman, Director, Marsden Jacob Associates

‘Irrigator stated preferences for water recovery budget allocation in the Murray-Darling Basin’ Dr Adam Loch, Research Fellow, School of Commerce, University of South Australia

SESSION 3 Improving water markets

‘Opportunity for trading in peri-urban Perth groundwater planning’ Dr Jeff Connor, Group Leader, Natural Resource Economics, CSIRO

‘Gifted assets: Is it sensible to promote water markets and simultaneously subsidise irrigation infrastructure?’ Professor Lin Crase, Director, Centre for Water Policy and Management, La Trobe University

‘Interplay between the consumptive and environmental water demand curves’ Mr Phil Townsend, Research and Information, Basin Plan, Murray-Darling Basin Authority

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‘Economic, social and environmental consequences from water market trading’ Mr Matthew Walker, Acting Senior Manager, Water Markets and Efficiency Group, National Water Commission

‘Water markets: Getting the fundamentals right’ Mr Tom Rooney, CEO, Waterfind

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‘Cost analysis of a buy-back program of water rights for Chile’ Mr Jorge Gómez, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

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