The economic value of rivers

The aims of this research was to work with communities, businesses and the government to identify the uses, values and benefits of three of Australia’s tropical rivers and to quantify some of them in dollar terms so that their extent and importance could be accounted for in decision making.  The project examined how the uses, values and benefits of the river have changed through time so that we are able to learn from history about how some potential development actions may impact on future uses, values and benefits.