18 Mar 2016

CSIRO cuts to water science will guarantee Australia cannot manage its most valuable resource

In a world heading for a major water crisis, CSIRO cuts to water science will guarantee Australia cannot manage its most valuable resource into the future, says Bruce Haigh. 
WATER IS VITAL for a sustainable future, particularly in Australia. To survive – and therefore for all of us to survive – water needs all the care and compassion it can get. Not so in Australia.
The new and brash head of CSIRO, Larry Marshall, recently announced plans to get rid of scientists from the Land and Water division. Apparently, there has been a judgement that they do not have the capacity to make money for the organisation.

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