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1 - Prologue

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 May 2022

Margaret Cook
Affiliation:
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Lionel Frost
Affiliation:
Monash University, Victoria
Andrea Gaynor
Affiliation:
University of Western Australia, Perth
Jenny Gregory
Affiliation:
University of Western Australia, Perth
Ruth A. Morgan
Affiliation:
Australian National University, Canberra
Martin Shanahan
Affiliation:
University of South Australia
Peter Spearritt
Affiliation:
University of Queensland
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Summary

Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have learnt to cope with climate variability in meeting water needs over a range of time-scales. The five cities are locations that Aboriginal people cared for and maintained relationships with water over tens of thousands of years, knowledge of which is maintained today. In the face of a changing climate and continuing population growth, the five cities face challenges in developing and maintaining sustainable and equitable approaches to water provision and management. Each response to water management problems is shaped by path-dependent effects of earlier decisions and the ‘wicked’ nature of problems that defy simple solutions. The five cities are marked by climatic diversity, and all are at least partly built on floodplains. Each has a distinct relationship with the natural water of its hinterland and the proximity of ocean outlets for sewage disposal.

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Cities in a Sunburnt Country
Water and the Making of Urban Australia
, pp. 1 - 26
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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