An Australian Farmer owns land that borders onto a river in New South
Wales. The river is managed by a state Government organization, the
Dept of Land and Water Conservation(DLWC), as a canal to feed water to
an Irrigation Area downstream. The aggressive and unnatural management
of the river has led to a huge increase in erosion. This is admitted
to by the DLWC. The erosion of the land has resulted in loss of both
valueable land and by extension a loss of production to the farmer.
I am interested in how other western democratic nations have dealt
with similar issues.
My question has 3 parts.
1. How do other nations deal with compensation to landowners for
damages arising from man-made erosion?
2. What measures have been used to minimize erosion in rivers for the
3. What measures have been adopted to repair the damage caused by
erosion to rivers?
I would be interested in extending the question and the fee if the
research revealed other related issues that would be of assistance in