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Conceptualising Australia's "Water Security" Challenges


Year by year, we have seen the world’s accessibility, supply and availability of water decrease, raising serious questions about whether we are doing enough to secure our water. Water security is particularly relevant in Australia, as continued drought has placed increasing pressure on primary industries, many involving agriculture and irrigation. Demand for water will likely increase due to population growth and climate change. Hence, questions must be raised about how Australia currently conceptualizes the idea of “water security,” whether it is broad enough to encompass all community needs and what methods are needed to best encourage sustainabi