Over at The Conversation Dr Ian Prosser, Science Director for the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, has published an opinion piece on the Murray-Darling plan.

One of the big challenges around the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Proposed Basin Plan is to work out just how much the basin’s environment would benefit from the plan.

When the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan was released in 2010 there was plenty of information to fuel debate about the costs to irrigated agriculture and communities of reduced water use. However, there was less information on the benefits to Australia of returning river environments to a healthier state.

The full report is available at The Conversation.