By Dr Bill Young – Director CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship

Not unexpectedly, there has been significant public commentary in recent days about the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s proposed Basin Plan.

There have also been plenty of sensationalist headlines relating to the science that has supported the development of the Plan and in particular, the scientific sufficiency upon which the Plan is built.

Many of these views, especially those pertaining to the role and perspectives of my own organisation – CSIRO – have significantly misrepresented reality.

CSIRO has provided some – but not all – of the underlying research, models and data to help inform the development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

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