This book charts the history of the water catchments and water supply for the city of Melbourne, which has many unique aspects that are a critical part of the history of Melbourne, Victoria and Australia. Much of the development of the water supply system was many decades ahead of its time and helped buffer the city of Melbourne from major diseases, droughts and water shortages.
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James Viggers, a civil engineer with the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, Australia, worked in Melbourne's water catchments for 25 years and has researched the history of these areas for 50 years. He was responsible for the management of the catchments and the harvest, storage and distribution of water to Melbourne. Haylee Weaver is a parasitologist and has written extensively on the biology and ecology of parasites of Australian rodents. David Lindenmayer is an ecologist who has worked in the wet forests of Victoria, Australia for three decades. Part of his long-term work has entailed extensive field empirical projects in the Maroondah, Watts Creek, Armstrong Creek, Upper Yarra, O'Shannassy and Thomson catchments.
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