TAG: Water recovery
Water buybacks are back on the table in the Murray-Darling Basin. Here’s a refresher on how they work.
The Federal government has announced a new round of strategic water buybacks in the Murray-Darling Basin. The government intends to purchase water entitlements from voluntary sellers in parts of New South Wales and Queensland. A total of 49.2 gigalitres (GL) will be purchased across seven catchment areas through open, competitive and transparent tenders. This water […]
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Water recovery is not driving rural decline
New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed. Led by Professor Sarah Wheeler, Professor of Water Economics of the University’s Centre for Global Food and Resources and the […]
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