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BATTLING the BIG DRY Professor Peter Debaere Explores the Value of Water

The parched earth cracks in the sunshine. Nothing green grows for miles, and the farmer who owns the land sold his starving sheep to save them. Dust storms tear across the barren landscape, and a fire scorches a stubbled wheat field in the distance. This is not a description of sub-Saharan Africa. This is Australia, not even 10 years ago.

STORY BY TAMMY WORTH PHOTO: IAN BRADSHAW

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THE DARDEN REPORT  SPRING/SUMMER 2013


The Darden Report-Spring Summer 2013