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Consequences from Basin Plan water recovery target deficits

Based on the most recent Water Recovery Progress Report, published by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority as at 30 June 2022, it is increasingly apparent that the initial water recovery target for the Murray-Darling Basin as a whole, of 2,680GL, is very unlikely to be achieved by the 2024 deadline. It is also apparent that the […]


by admin • November 24, 2022
Climate General Impact Investment Media Water Investment

Kilter Rural CEO Cullen Gunn talks water returns on ausbiz

Aired on ausbiz tv on Tuesday 9th August 2022.


by Kilter Rural • August 10, 2022
Climate Farmland Investment General Water Investment

Water availability + market conditions

The major storages of the sMDB are currently filled to 87% of their capacity and still filling. Hume Dam itself is near capacity, and managed releases are occurring to satisfy downstream entitlement holders but also to provide capacity to limit potential flooding events over coming months. The BoM has also recently issued a La Nina […]


by Kilter Rural • October 26, 2021
Farmland Investment General Investment Water Investment

Leading the way with environmental watering

After recording the hottest 3-year period on record, the ecosystems of the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB) were in desperate need of reprieve. The drought-breaking rainfalls which have occurred in 2020 and 2021 are helping kickstart the recovery of essential wetlands, floodplains, and freshwater-dependent threatened species. In addition, heavy rainfall during the end of last year […]


by Kilter Rural • October 19, 2021
Farmland Investment General Investment Water Investment

Agricultural sectors heading for a bumper season

Australia’s Agricultural production is forecast to reach a record $73.0 Billion in 2021-22. The sector looks to eclipse the $70 billion mark for the first time, capitalising on favourable growing conditions coupled with record prices across many commodities, as shown in Figure 1.  The Murray Darling Basin contributes about 40% of Australia’s agricultural production and […]


by Kilter Rural • October 19, 2021
Farmland Investment General Water Investment

US drought impacts agricultural outcomes

As severe drought grips the west coast of the United States for the third time this century the effects are being felt locally. Parts of south-west of the United States, notably in California and Nevada, have now entered ‘extreme’ or ‘exceptional’ drought as measured by the US Drought Monitor (figure 1).  These extremes follow in […]


by Kilter Rural • August 17, 2021
Featured Investment Water Investment

ACCC interim report on the Murray Darling Basin Water Market has been released


by admin • August 11, 2020
Investment Water Investment

Water fund reports financial and environmental outcomes

The Murray-Darling Balanced Water Fund (BWF) recorded an 11.1% return for the financial year, while also making cash and water donations for the delivery of environmental outcomes to threatened wetlands in the southern Murray-Darling Basin.


by Kilter Rural • July 16, 2020
Investment Media Water Investment

Water market focus of webinar on July 14

The 2019-20 irrigation season has been one of extremes. From the intense scarcity and high water allocation prices in the first half of the season to bushfires, drought-breaking rains and then one of the wettest autumns on record, says Kilter Rural Chief Investment officer Euan Friday. “At the same time, progress in delivering the Murray-Darling Basin […]


by Kilter Rural • July 7, 2020
Investment Media Water Investment

Water market: what it is and how it operates in Australia

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 […]


by Kilter Rural • June 8, 2020