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Volume 27 No 2 March/April 2000 Jou rnal Australian Wate r Association

Editorial Board F R Bishop, Chairman l3 N Ande,~on. D Deere. I' Drnaym, W J Dulfer. G Finlayson, GA Ho lder, M Kirk, M M u ntisov, N Orr, P Nadebau m. J D Parker, M Pascoe, A J Priestley, J R issman . F R o ddick. E A Swinton •, Water is a refereed j o urnal. T h is sym bol indicates t hat a paper has been refereed.

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