Lake Mead, which serves seven U.S. states and three Mexican states, is drying up.
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Record heat and low rainfall are drying up water sources shared by the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
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African governments risk repeating mistakes of the 20th century with damaging consequences for poverty, food security and economic development.
Knee-jerk responses to water insecurity won’t fix the basin. The harder and longer path is delivering real water reform, including transparent water planning enshrined in law.
Recent rains have not eliminated the threat of a repeat of last summer’s mass fish deaths.
Angry farmers are pressuring the Nationals to tear up the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
The Nationals have stoked opposition to the Murray Darling Basin Plan at every opportunity. Now they cannot contain the fury of rural voters.
Water and agriculture is high on the agenda at this year’s climate talks.
The current climate talks in Morocco are a golden opportunity for making strides on the adaptation of African agriculture. African countries need the tools necessary to do so.
Northern rivers could increase Australia’s irrigated land by 50%. But we need to think about the environmental impacts.
It’s full steam ahead for bringing vast increases in farming to northern Australia. In fact, probably too fast to adequately consider the environmental impacts.
Water makes all the difference for agricultural crops.
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The majority of water that people use goes to agriculture. In a drier, hungrier future, we’ll need to use what water we have with less waste. Technologies being developed now will help.
Right idea, wrong execution: the Ord River irrigation scheme needed better surrounding infrastructure.
It’s perhaps fitting that mining magnate Andrew Forrest is in the vanguard of a move to position Australia as a major food supplier to China. Fitting, because if the plan is to work, Australian agriculture…
Spending on water-saving infrastructure could expose Murray-Darling farmers to debt and drought.
The federal government’s approach for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has shifted again, and now favours water-saving infrastructure over purchasing water rights. But is it the right move? The new scheme…
There is a possibility for irrigated crops to be grown in southern Gulf pastoral areas of north Queensland by maximising…
Water demand and availability will be the most critical sign of future agricultural productivity in Australia. More Australian…