water allocations

For the first time since 2008, Australia’s government will sell some of its water allocations in the Murray-Darling Basin, making as much as 10 gigaliters available to irrigators, the Guardian reported. The decision has been applauded by drought-hit farmers, but members of the Greens political party worry that the sell-off could damage communities and environments […]

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As the consultation period for the draft plan on the Murray Darling River Basin draws to a close this week, a prominent Australian environmental expert said that the proposed plan is a step back from current arrangements. Why is the draft so controversial? Managing India’s water resources sustainably will be a top priority in the […]

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ABC Australia has published the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s long-awaited draft plan for the ailing river system. The plan proposes to cut water use by 2,750 gigaliters a year, short of the 3,000-4,000 gigaliters initially proposed. But according to Reuters, even the scaled-back plan looms more political trouble for Australia’s minority government as irrigation cuts have […]

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