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- 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + video support notes (9 p.)
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- Video Education Australasia.
- Container subtitle: The impact of irrigation on the Murray-Darling Basin.Summary: "Irrigation enables farming in areas otherwise deemed marginal, so it's a good thing - isn't it? Not all impacts of irrigation are necessarily beneficial. The 'fruit-bowl' of Australian agriculture, the Murray-Darling River Basin, is in a state of crisis. As water continues to be diverted away from the main arterials of the river system for irrigation, the natural flow of the Murray-Darling system has been threatened. along the length of the river system, issues arise such as: how should this significant water table be distributed and regulated, and how can the fragile ecosystems which rely on this valuable water resource be protected. This timely program, produced with the assistance of ABC/TV, provides an excellent overview of the economic, social, agricultural and environmental concerns being faced by the Murray-Darling River Basin today."--Container.Teacher notes by Simon Price.