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Melbourne's Water Catchments free pdf This book charts the history of the water catchments and water supply for the city of Melbourne, which has many unique aspects that are a critical part of the history of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. Much of the development of the water supply system was many decades ahead of its time and helped buffer the city of Melbourne from major diseases, droughts and water shortages. The authors present a chronology of the evolution of the catchment and water supply system pre-1900 to today. They discuss major developments, policies, and construction and management activities. Each chapter is illustrated with historical black and white images as well as newly taken photos that contrast present scenes with those from the past. Chapters also include many fascinating stories of life within the water catchments and working for the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. Finally, the book includes many extraordinary insights into current and future issues with Melbourne's water supply, including issues associated with the highly controversial North-South Pipeline and the desalination plant.

About James I. Viggers

James Viggers, a civil engineer with the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, Australia, worked in Melbourne's water catchments for 25 years and has researched the history of these areas for 50 years. He was responsible for the management of the catchments and the harvest, storage and distribution of water to Melbourne.

Haylee Weaver is a parasitologist and has written extensively on the biology and ecology of parasites of Australian rodents.

David Lindenmayer is an ecologist who has worked in the wet forests of Victoria, Australia for three decades. Part of his long-term work has entailed extensive field empirical projects in the Maroondah, Watts Creek, Armstrong Creek, Upper Yarra, O'Shannassy and Thomson catchments.

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Author : James I. Viggers
Publisher : CSIRO Publishing
Data Published : 01 November 2013
ISBN : 1486300065
EAN : 9781486300068
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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