Growing pains: Almond industry admits water security fears

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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