The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) covers over 1 million km2, representing 14% of Australia’s… 1 answer below »

The Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) covers over 1 million km2, representing 14% of Australia’s total surface area. The system, however, is driven by rainfall on a very small percentage located in the Southern and Eastern parts, which feeds the basin via 18 main river valleys. The MDB contributes billions to Australia’s economy through agriculture; provides drinking water to millions; and sustains thousands of diverse aquatic ecosystems. Management of the MDB therefore involves a complex set of stakeholders, all of whom critically depend upon the long-term survival of the MDB.

 

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