Drought, Mud, Filth, and Flood: Water Crises in Australian Cities, 1880s–2010s

Ruth Morgan, Lionel Frost, Andrea Gaynor, Jennifer Gregory, Martin Shanahan, P Spearritt

Research output: Other contributionOtherpeer-review

Abstract

In this exhibition, we invite visitors to consider the historical relationship of “water crises” of various kinds to the development of urban water systems, through the experience of the driest inhabited continent on earth, Australia. We have chosen a range of different departures from water-related business as usual—from shortage to flood, pollution to drainage—in the five mainland Australian state capitals from the late nineteenth century to the present. The part of this exhibition devoted to each city focuses thematically on just one or two kinds of crisis, while the timeline covers a wider range of events in each place.
Original languageEnglish
TypeVirtual Exhihibition
Media of outputOnline
PublisherRachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)2198-7696
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Environmental History
  • Urban History
  • Water History
  • Australian History

Cite this

Morgan, R., Frost, L., Gaynor, A., Gregory, J., Shanahan, M., & Spearritt, P. (2019, Jul). Drought, Mud, Filth, and Flood: Water Crises in Australian Cities, 1880s–2010s. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.