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Australia: Water returned to river

SOUTH Australian irrigators have applauded a State Government decision to return 20 billion litres of water to the Murray River. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill yesterday announced SA Water would sell the water to the Federal Government for environmental flows, easing the burden on river communities faced with relinquishing large quantities under the Murray-Darling Basin […]

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South Africa: Agri SA comments on new water tariffs

In its commentary on the Department of Water Affairs’ approved water tariffs for the 2012/2013 financial year, Agri SA said the newly released water tariff dispensation contained various positive aspects, amongst others the fact that it has not applied the maximum allowable increases. However, the organisation believes that the pricing strategy should be revised as […]

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Water is the new liquid gold

Oil companies that need water for “fracking” wells compete for access Bruce Frasier sweats in the 106-degree heat at his Carrizo Springs, Texas, farm while stacking 42-pound boxes of cantaloupes bound for Kroger supermarkets and Wal-Mart Stores. But he’s turning away all offers for his most prized commodity: water. Texas’s worst drought since record-keeping began […]

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