SYDNEY, Australia — During the crippling drought just a few years ago, neighbors were dobbing in each other for washing cars on the wrong days, abc.net.au reported.

But now that the drought has lessened, Australia's water crisis has all but "fallen off the radar," according to the article.

Today Australians commonly use more water per capita than anyone else on the globe, and with population numbers increasing, water security is becoming a critical environmental issue, the article noted.

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A Water Leader for Arap Australasia says agricultural use must be reconsidered, the article stated.

"It's important to plan for the future rather than be reactive," he said in the article.

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