Advances in Earth Science ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (2): 213-224. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2016.02.0213.

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Australian Wetland Water Environment Management and Technology Dynamic Integration

Zhengtao An( ), Yongping Wei   

  1. Australia China Joint Research Centre on River Basin Management, Room 423, Engineering Block B, The University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010 VIC Australia
  • Received:2015-12-21 Revised:2016-01-05 Online:2016-02-20 Published:2016-02-10

Zhengtao An, Yongping Wei. Australian Wetland Water Environment Management and Technology Dynamic Integration[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2016, 31(2): 213-224.

Australian government attaches great importance to the management of wetland water environment and the implementation of advanced technology, and has made large processes in the recent decades. Australia is one of the best country in global for wetland management and technology implementation. Based on the analysis of Australian government working method for wetland water environment management, two wetland water environment management and technology dynamic integration cases, and on the comparason of the differences of wetland water environment management between the two countries, including Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) and Lake Eyre Basin (LEB), it can be concluded that the success of Australian wetland water environment management is because of the following reasons: the dynamic integration between department establishment and technology, the dynamic integration between public participation and monitoring technology, as well as the dynamic integration between innovation policy and advanced technology. Furthermore, entity management method such as Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) is more adaptable and has longer lifespan. Such virtual management method as Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement is more flexible and has lower cost. The lessons learned from Australian government can help China manage wetland water environment.

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