Monocolumn: Water Palaver Down Under

Monocolumn: Water Palaver Down Under
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The Murray-Darling Basin is known as Australia’s food bowl, responsible for 93 per cent of domestic food production. Until recently, that bowl was pretty empty, with a nine-year drought that has devastated the region. Finally though, things are looking up.

Monocle
  • 2 november 2010

Monocolumn- Water Palaver Down Under

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The Murray-Darling Basin is a 1,162 sq km area that spans four states within the southeastern perimeter of Australia. It’s known as Australia’s food bowl, responsible for 93 per cent of domestic food production. Until recently, that bowl was pretty empty, with a nine-year drought that has devastated the region. Finally though, things are looking up.

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