Water Investment

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MDB Water Fund wins top environment award

Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund has been awarded Australia’s premier environment prize for 2017, the Banksia Award, in the natural capital category. Judged by an independent panel of experts, the Award “recognises demonstrated leadership and excellence in valuing, measuring, managing and investing in Australia’s natural capital with the same rigor that we manage all of […]


by admin • November 21, 2017
Investment Water Investment

Water Fund Open

In October 2015 The Nature Conservancy Australia and Kilter Rural launched the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. The Fund invests in permanent water rights in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin and allocates those rights in a smart way. When […]


by admin • October 27, 2017
General Water Investment

Environmental watering by The Balanced Water Fund

During August 2017, The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund released a donation of 30 megalitres of water into Yambuna Lagoon.  This is the first time that environmental water has been delivered to this wetland.   The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund is an investment model that helps both nature and people while delivering […]


by admin • October 26, 2017
Investment Water Investment

Water Fund opens second capital raise

The Nature Conservancy Australia established the Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund to provide water security for Australian farming families while protecting culturally significant wetlands that support threatened species. The Fund will invest in permanent water rights in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin and allocate those rights in a smart way. When water is scarce and agricultural […]


by Kilter Rural • June 14, 2017
Farmland Investment General Investment Water Investment

Investment and environment can be complimentary

According to Kilter Rural CEO, Cullen Gunn, there is a lack of policy around ecosystem markets. “Getting paid for producing improvements in ecological condition hasn’t happened yet” Gunn says. “There is a great deal of irrigation land which is underutilised or undercapitalised, and could be dealt with in a much more sustainable way.” Kilter Rural’s […]


by Kilter Rural • March 17, 2017
Investment Media Water Investment

Water leasing helps irrigators and investors

The Murray-Darling basin is one of the most secure irrigation systems in the world, and water leasing has a major role to play, especially in the light of climate change. Kilter Rural, who manage more than $214 million of water, farmland and ecosystem assets, lease water entitlements, for between three to five years to irrigators […]


by Kilter Rural • March 17, 2017
Investment Media Water Investment

Impact Investment

The rise of impact investing shows there is an increased appetite for aligning assets with values. The Australian Balanced Water Fund launched by NatureVest (managed by Kilter Rural) is the first impact investment-driven solution in Australia to use markets to balance the water needs of farmers, communities and nature. The impact investment movement encompasses investors […]


by admin • December 21, 2016
Investment Media Water Investment

Balancing demands on Australian water rights

The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund, managed by Kilter Rural, held a first close on A$27 million in November 2015, beating its $25 million minimum target for that close. The Nature Conservancy-backed fund returns water to wetlands in abundant years and ensures water to farms in drier years. Agri investor asked Kilter Rural water general […]


by Kilter Rural • November 13, 2016
Investment Media Seasonal Update Water Investment

Big names turning to impact investing

The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund (managed by Kilter Rural) has attracted a string of new and powerful investors as it moves to a raise an ultimate target of $100 million. The Australian reported National Australia Bank and the billionaire Besen family have joined forces to make the fund one of the most important […]


by admin • April 11, 2016
Water Investment

Rabobank says free-flowing water markets sustain growth

According to Rabobank, unless public and private investments are made in better water management throughout the world, a 40 per cent global water deficit is expected by 2030.


by Kilter Rural • February 5, 2016