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Water Rights that are affecting Chilean Agriculture

Water rights can be a complicated issue when you’re looking for an agricultural  property for sale or lease in Chile. The most important issue to understand is that you don’t automatically own the water on or under your property. So you could have a river the size of the Rio Plata running through your farm in Chile, but unless you own water rights from that river or canal, you’re not legally entitled to use any of its water. Having said that Chile has one of the largest reserves of water in the world…