Water is a critical element of Australian agricultural production with recent droughts affecting both dryland farming production and the volume of water allocated to irrigated agriculture.

It is a precious resource that is allocated across various needs, such as mining, agriculture, urban, industry and environmental.

A significant contributor to Australia’s agricultural production is the irrigated agriculture sector, which consumes about 60% of Australia’s water, reports the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Kilter Rural CIO Euan Friday explained how the Australian water market operates in a recent webinar hosted with Global AgInvesting. The webinar attracted a global audience.

Euan’s session provided a valuable overview of the development of water markets in Australia, water asset features, and the emergence of water as an investible asset class. He also highlighted the drivers of water market returns and the outlook for these drivers going forward.

You can watch a recording of the webinar, a copy of Euan’s presentation slides, as well as some introductory videos on the GAI webinar page.