Water & irrigation
The MDBA has released the Guide to the Basin Plan, a Commonwealth Government initiative that will set limits on the water quantities that can be taken from the Basin's resources.
Now includes a new 'Irrigation management of grains' supplement (www.cottoncrc.org.au).
Reassessing stock and domestic water, irrigation and water quality as part of a property management plan.
Primary industries are a major user of the developed water resources in NSW, and manage 76% of the land.
IN THIS SECTION
Types of irrigation systems, irrigation drainage management plans, costs, soil water monitoring and irrigation scheduling. Irrigation management for specific crops, water use efficiency and information about irrigation in NSW by region.
- Water quality and testing
Water quality issues, blue green algae, testing methods, interpretation of results and treatment.
- Dams and storage
Dam construction and maintenance, stocking dams with fish and controlling aquatic weeds.
- Drought strategies for water supply
Information for livestock producers, irrigators and households.
- Watering livestock
Stock water requirements, water quality and water management.
- Climate in Primary Industries
NSW DPI undertakes research to mitigate against climate change (e.g. through carbon sequestration and reduced emissions) and to develop strategies to adapt to elevated atmospheric CO2, climate change and climate variability.
- Water in Primary Industries Research Unit
The Water in Primary Industries Research Unit is responsible for research to quantify the paddock, farm and catchment scale impact of new and existing land use systems on water balance and productivity.
- Useful links
Links to other on-line resources and organisations.