Calls for a full review of the food supply chain for irrigated agriculture, to ensure Australia can take advantage of increasing international food demand, is one of the key recommendations in a CEDA report released on 17 October, 2012.
CEDA Chief Executive, Professor the Hon Stephen Martin said the final installment in CEDA's Australian Water Project, The opportunity of crisis: A water reform agenda, includes key recommendations around agricultural, environmental and urban water use.
"We are now in a period of relative water abundance and this is the perfect time to review the lessons of the recent extended drought, identify policy failures and implement water policy reform before the next drought begins."
Joint editor of the report and Uniwater, Director, Professor John Langford said increasing food demand from emerging economies in Asia presented significant export opportunities for Australia.
Professor the Hon Stephen Martin - A water reform agenda
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