Senate committee calls for federal water controls

A SENATE inquiry into water use by mining corporations has recommended expanding federal government control over water use.

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A senate committee wants the government take more control of how much water miners use.

It also wants "dramatically" improved understanding of water use by mining to help reduce the conflict between miners' water use and that water used by agriculture and the environment.