The 2021-22 Water Markets Report is now available here. Links to media surrounding the release of this years Water Markets Report can be found below.


Australian Financial Review

Months of heavy rain a welcome boost for farmers

Article by Nick Lenaghan

“Irrigators have also come into the new season with a record amount of so-called “carryover water” – water unused in the previous year – according to the latest Aither Water Markets report.”


Country News

Water allocation prices plummet: report

Article by Geoff Adams

“High volumes in dam storages, good rainfall and forecasts for above average rains have contributed towards the subdued prices, the report from consultants Aither found.”


Stock & Land

Southern Murray-Darling Basin ‘double whammy’

Article by Andrew Miller

“The latest Aither Water Markets Report has put the value of entitlements at $30 billion, up 13 per cent on the previous financial year.”


News Corp Australia

Southern water wealth: Basin entitlement pool hits $30 billion

Article by Peter Hunt

“The latest 2021-22 water market analysis by the Aither consultancy group shows the environment’s 1.9 million megalitres represent about 26 per cent of the entitlement pool.”



Australian Community Media

Another successful year for Murray-Darling Basin irrigators predicted

Article by Sophie Conlon

“Aither’s Water Markets Advisory Lead Dr Erin Smith said wet conditions and reduced demand saw allocation prices fall again in 2021-22.”



Australian Associated Press

Murray-Darling water rights ‘worth’ $30b

Article by Marion Rae

“The value of water entitlements in the southern Murray-Darling Basin has surged despite plenty of rain. The record value of $30 billion in 2021/22, up 13 per cent, was due to heightened long-term interest in water rights and a lack of sellers, research group Aither said in a report on Wednesday.”