Baked Australia: Water Management Lessons for the World from Down Under

Outlet: Scientific American Inc

November 11, 2009

Another summer is heating up Down Under, and the forecast looks as worrisome and as potentially deadly as last summer’s. A decade of drought is parching landscapes, devastating farmers, killing gum trees, and forcing a new definition of conservation into the continental nation’s colorful lexicon. Could Australia see a day when a bottle of water is worth more than a bottle of Shiraz?..