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Water - Trading: Testing the Limits of Trade

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James Bentley of ICF International analyzes how Australia’s water rights trading scheme has helped farmers cope with drought—up to a point. Australia’s Murray Darling Basin irrigation sector has faced extreme drought the last few seasons. In this article, James Bentley examines how water trade has functioned throughout the drought. The benefits of trade in serving to redistribute water and reduce the impacts of drought are discussed.

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Published: Jul 1, 2007
Author: James Bentley
Source: Environmental Finance

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