Water's Fall: Running the Risks with Economic Rationalism
Academic examination of the massive rationalisation of Australia's water system in the closing decades of the 20th century. Investigates two major breakdowns: the Big Pong in Adelaide in the autumn of 1996 and the contamination crisis in Sydney in the winter of 1997. Uses the recent breakdowns in our water infrastructure to take the reader deep inside the ideas that govern modern society. Includes illustrations, appendices, notes and index. Author is a Visiting Fellow in the School of History at the University of New South Wales. Previous titles include 'War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History'. Illustrator is a prominent cartoonist who is regularly published in the 'Australian'.
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Adelaide analysis annual argument assets Australian authority become Big Pong capacity capital catchment cent central changes Chapter citizens commercialisation Commission competition conclusion contamination context contract corporate corporatisation costs course Craig Knowles crisis decision demand direct director distribution economic rationalism effectively essential established evidence example failure filters final firm follows Ibid idea increase individual infrastructure inquiry interest investment issues John Keynes lagoons least less limited major marginal maximising McClellan means measures million minister objectives operating performance perhaps plant political position present privatisation problem production profit Prospect public interest question rate-of-return reason reduced relations responsibility rising risks self-interest Smith social society South South Wales suggest supply Sydney Water Sydney's theoretical theory turn United University utility water infrastructure
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