How to stop the Murray-Darling Basin from running dry

Cosmos Magazine


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Last week, the Murray-Darling Basin was back in the headlines.

A new report was released stressing the basin is unlikely to meet a major environmental target originally included for South Australia, but ultimately affected the health of the entire system.

It has reignited concerns about water extraction in the basin and how we need to balance farming with the hundreds of species that call the basin home.

On the latest episode of The Science Briefing, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Matthew Agius about the critical findings in this report, why this target is crucial and how just out of reach these targets really are.

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