Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme: Working Together to Protect River Quality and Sustain Economic Development

Jan 1, 2003
The NSW Government's Hunter River Salinity Trading Scheme leads the world in using economic instruments for the effective protection of waterways. The scheme has been responsible for restoring the waters of the Hunter to an unprecedented level of freshness. Water salinity is more stable and lower -- the river is now as fresh as many bottled mineral waters. The scheme allows agriculture, mining and electricity generation to operate side by side, sharing the use of the river.

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