A STATE ON THE EDGE

WATER & RIVERS
LANDSCAPE & BIODIVERSITY
CLIMATE
ENERGY
URBAN ENVIRONMENT
POPULATION
POLLUTION


The use of natural resources and their decline, the approach to "economic growth", unchecked urban sprawl, erratic support for rural communities and rural enterprises, living in a changing climate and a changing world, the direction that our political leaders are taking South Australia - these are some of the big issues of our time, and all are not without their thorny side.

The state of the environment in South Australia is either not understood at all well by the general community, or it doesn't rate very highly. Do you feel the hum of action? Has anything changed?

The real story today does not seem to be good news. It is time that South Australia re-set its compass.

Important questions are :

  • What is South Australia's fate? 
  • What are the emerging critical issues confronting its people and the enviroment? 
  • Will its inhabitants learn from hitory? 
  • Will they be able to adapt, rather than try to control nture? 
  • How can a state population of just 1.64 million - of which just 380,000 live outside metropolitan Adelaide - survive and prosper under a set of circumstances that appear to be turning against them? 
  • Will rural communities be able to adapt, survive, and thrive?
  • Does local government have the capacity to confront the big isues? 
  • Will the institutions of government and the private sector have the capability or the will to change course rapidly when the time comes?

Important questions indeed, and there are many more. 

Who are asking these questions? Is there a response? Is the wider community concerned about the future? Has the state reached a plateau in its "development"? What of its future?

These issues are explored here.

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