Subsidised irrigators extracted up to 28 per cent more water than those who received no funds under a national Murray-Darling Basin irrigation efficiency program, a new study has found.
by Caroline Tang
Water is a hot topic in our currently drought affected country. Do we have enough water? How do we balance the needs of both agriculture and the environment?
Australian science is catching up with illegal traffickers of precious wildlife.
Large waterbird breeding events are one-third as likely to occur in one of Australia's most important wetlands after floods were sharply curbed by expanded irrigation, researchers have found.
It is important that Australia leads the world in ecologically sustainable development, given our resources, education and understanding of threats to ecosystems from anthropogenic developments.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is a significant policy initiative, critical to restoring the environmental health of the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin.