THE almond industry calling for moratoriums on new water use licences amid rapid growth in its and other crops on the Murray River has been hailed as a “great step forward”.
Almond Board Australia (ABA) this week released a water policy which included urging the southern Murray-Darling Basin states to place moratoriums on new water user licences.
ABA chief executive Ross Skinner said water was a limited resource with the needs of irrigators and the environment a difficult balancing act.
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