The Aither Water Market Report provides Australia’s leading independent analysis and insights on southern Murray-Darling Basin water markets outcomes and future directions. Aither prepares this free publication as part of our goal of improving the transparency of Australian water markets information for all market participants.

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Links to media surrounding the release of this years Water Markets Report can be found below.


Farm Online National / North Queensland Register

Aither outlook for 2020/21 water year say market on knife’s edge

Article by Jamieson Murphy

“Leading water market expert Aither released its market review of 2019/20 and its outlook for 2020/21, which stated the new water year was ‘on a knife’s edge’.”



ABC Victorian Country Hour

Victorian Country Hour with Nikolai Beilharz (47:22)

“Sky high prices, low availability and quite a lot of turbulence. Consultancy Aither has published it’s annual review of water markets today.”



Seymour Telegraph / Country News / Riverine Herald

Tight water supply equals challenging year for irrigators

Article by Jamie Salter

“The latest Aither Water Markets Report, released on August 13, showed 2019-20 had the largest recorded water allocation price decrease in the second half of any water year since the millennium drought broke.”



Sunraysia Daily

Water system and prices on ‘a knife’s edge’, says report

Article by Brooke Littlewood

“The Aither Water Markets Report, released on Thursday, summarised water trading activity and trends in the southern Murray-Darling Basin for the 2019-20 year and provided insights into the outlook for 2020-21.”



Agri Investor

Murray-Darling Basin water markets ‘on a knife’s edge’ – Aither

Article by Daniel Kemp

“The consumptive water pool is set to be higher in 2020-21 than it was last year, but more rainfall is needed to make a material difference to water prices.”