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1 Introduction
1.1 Report structure
1.2 Background
1.3 Water use and economic contribution
1.3.2 Economic contribution by sector
1.4 Characteristics of water use in the MPEPP industries
1.4.1 Minerals industry
1.4.2 Petroleum
1.4.3 Electricity generation
1.4.4 Pulp and paper manufacture
2 Australian water market arrangements
2.1 Overview
Box 1 Definitions
2.2 Queensland
Table 3 SunWater supply and delivery charges for 2006/07
2.3 Victoria
2.4 New South Wales
2.5 Western Australia
2.6 South Australia
2.7 Tasmania
Table 7 Irrigation schemes in Tasmania
2.8 Northern Territory
3.2 Key points from the NWI for the MPEPP industries
3.3 Current state of implementation of the NWI
3.3.1 Report to Council of Australian Governments July 2006
3.3.2 Status of implementation
Table 8 Selected actions in implementing the NWI
4 Case studies
4.1 The current water situation for the industries
4.2 Cadia Valley Operations
4.2.1 Water use and sources
4.2.2 Water supply/access arrangements
4.2.3 Water management issues
4.2.4 Policy issues
4.3 Norske Skog Albury
4.3.1 Water use and sources
4.3.2 Water supply/access arrangements
4.3.3 Water management issues
4.3.4 Policy issues
4.4 Loy Yang A
4.4.1 Water use and sources
4.4.2 Water management issues
4.4.3 Policy issues
4.5 Coal seam gas case study
4.5.1 Water use and sources
4.5.2 Water supply/access arrangements
4.5.3 Water management issues
4.5.4 Policy issues
4.6 Yabulu Nickel Refinery
4.6.1 Water use and sources
4.6.2 Water supply/access arrangements
4.6.3 Water management issues
4.6.4 Policy issues
5 Future water requirements from industry
5.1 Proposed developments
5.2 Water demand for anticipated projects
5.2.1 Water requirements for mining projects
Table 12 Estimates of water extractions by minerals projects
5.2.2 Water requirements of electricity generators
5.2.3 Water requirements of pulp and paper projects
5.3 Projections of future water demand from the MPEPP industries
6 Case studies of four catchments
Table 17 Areas selected for analysis
6.1 The Hunter catchment
Table 18 Existing water licences for the Hunter catchment
6.1.1 Water access arrangements
6.1.2 Demand and supply
6.1.3 Hydrology, droughts and some qualifications
6.1.4 Water prices
6.1.5 Policy issues
6.2 Fitzroy Basin catchment
Figure 16 Location map for the Fitzroy Basin catchment
6.2.1 Water access arrangements
Table 22 Water trades in the Fitzroy Basin catchment (2004-05)
6.2.2 Demand and supply
6.2.3 Water prices
6.2.4 Policy issues
6.3 Moreton catchment
6.3.1 Water access arrangements
6.3.2 Demand and supply
6.4 Goldfields
6.4.1 Water access arrangements
6.4.2 Demand and supply
Table 25 MPEPP industry projects Goldfields Region (2006-2015)
6.4.3 Water prices
6.4.4 Policy issues
7 Economic issues and implications
7.1 Economic efficiency of water use
7.1.1 Principles
Box 2 Value of marginal product
7.1.1 Evidence
Table 27 Average prices for water trade 2002-03
7.1.2 Implications of time of day pricing in electricity
7.1.3 Conclusions on the efficiency of water allocation
7.2 Impact on economic growth
7.2.1 General equilibrium modelling
7.3 The value of reforms
7.3.1 Estimates of value added per ML
7.3.2 Estimate of economic impacts of NWI
7.4 General observations
8 Conclusions and recommendations
8.1 General observations
8.1.1 Water use and sources
8.1.2 Potential new projects
8.2 Summary of policy issues
8.3 Priorities
8.4 Recommendations
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ACIL Water Reform and Industry May07

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