List of contributors xvii Professor Mark Morrison is an economist and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at Charles Sturt University. His research interest is in economics, including non-market valuation, technology adoption, market-based instruments, entrepreneurship and regional development, and climate change communications. Dr Gavin Mudd is an Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering within the School of Engineering at RMIT University. He has expertise in the environmental sustainability of mining, reflecting his research, which has shown the growing environmental impacts of mining from declining ore grades, increasing mine wastes, growing energy and water needs, and challenges in mine site rehabilitation. He also assesses potential impacts of mining and gas exploration and development on groundwater resources, as well as public sustainability reporting by mining companies. Vol Norris is Project Manager for Desert Channels Group in Longreach, Queensland. He worked for 11 years as Lake Eyre Basin Facilitator in Longreach, employed under the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement, working closely with the Lake Eyre Basin Community Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Panel. Vol has worked in group facilitation, remote Aboriginal natural resource management, environmental management systems and auditing, and water policy research. He is passionate about bringing disparate groups of people together to find common ground and ways of collaborating for better natural resource outcomes. Leonie Nunn lives ~134 km south-west of Longreach on the property Sunnyside in the Cooper Creek catchment. Sunnyside is a 40 000 ha sheep and cattle property of red mulga country, channels, open Mitchell grass flats and patches of gidgee scrub. She and her husband run the property. She has worked as a teacher with primary school children, including as a teaching principal. She spent her first few years on a large cattle station near Birdsville in the Diamantina River catchment. Her husband was head stockman on Durham Downs in the Channel Country, the ‘jewel in the crown’ of ‘Cattle King’ Sidney Kidman’s empire in the Lake Eyre Basin. They are passionate about the importance of free-flowing rivers for the Lake Eyre Basin properties.
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