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The Stream, October 1, 2021: Australia’s Senate Rejects Proposal For New Murray Darling Basin Management Plan

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN In the American West, the long-term impacts of wildfires threaten water supplies and California’s second-largest reservoir reaches record lows. A new report reveals inequality in water infrastructure investment in the United States. Four West African countries sign a first-of-its-kind agreement to manage water in the region’s largest aquifer basin. Flood insurance premiums […]


The Stream, March 16, 2021: Australia Not Using Best Available Data to Regulate Murray-Darling Basin

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Murray-Darling Basin regulators are failing to use the best available climate information as conditions become drier. Lake Powell will reduce water flow this week in an attempt to understand the reservoir’s ecosystem more accurately. Nearly half a million people in Nicaragua still lack access to water and sanitation after dual hurricanes late […]


The Stream, December 16, 2020: The Murray Darling Basin Plan Needs Major Adaptations By 2026

GLOBAL DAILY WATER NEWS The Murray-Darling Basin Authority reveals that the plan for the Australian basin needs to account for more frequent dry periods. The U.S. Supreme Court sides with New Mexico in a dispute over a decades-old water sharing compact. A new federally funded water infrastructure plan on Arizona’s Hopi reservation could bring clean […]


The Stream, May 1: Australia Persuades the UN to Cut Criticisms of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan from Report

The Global Rundown The Australian government persuades the United Nations to delete criticism of the Murray-Darling basin plan from a report on irrigation. Egypt hopes to speed up negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. A conservation group plans to formally challenge a Michigan decision to let Nestle withdraw groundwater from the state. The United […]


The Stream, March 9: Australia’s NSW Plans to Prosecute Murray-Darling Water Theft

The Global Rundown New South Wales plans to prosecute several landowners for water theft from the Murray-Darling river system. Chile’s state-owned mining company Codelco receives approval to build a $1bn desalination plant. Pastoralists fight over fertile land in parched Somalia. Thawing permafrost “browns” lakes and upsets ecosystems in Arctic and subarctic regions across the word. […]


The Stream, February 15: Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin Plan in Jeopardy After Senate Rejects Changes

The Global Rundown The future of the Murray-Darling Basin plan is uncertain after the Australian Senate votes against a reduction of the plan’s water recovery targets. An unprecedented amount of rain lifts the Washington D.C. area out of severe drought. Satellite data links melting Antarctic ice sheets with accelerating rises in sea level. Fiji escapes […]


The Stream, November 27: South Australia Sets Up Royal Commission to Investigate Murray-Darling Water Theft

The Global Rundown Regulations on arsenic levels in U.S. drinking water led to reduced exposure among Americans, a study finds. More than half of insured farmers in Tamil Nadu, India, have not received compensation for crop losses during the state’s 2016-2017 drought. A new Michigan water crisis unfolds near Grand Rapids as household water close […]


The Stream, July 25: Investigation Questions Australia’s Implementation, Commitment to Murray-Darling Basin Plan

The Global Rundown An investigative report has raised flags about Australia’s efforts to restore the Murray-Darling River Basin. New climate modeling suggests Australia will likely see more intense droughts linked to extreme El Nino events, even if global warming is curbed. Monsoon rains caused flooding that displaced thousands of people in Myanmar, while rains in […]