Water

Water for primary industries

All aspects of primary industries are critically dependent on access to, and use of, water: rainfed and irrigated agriculture, aquatic environments for fisheries, forestry enterprises and mining operations. Find out more ...


Coping with water shortages

The low-rainfall conditions across most of NSW in recent years have created record low inflows to the rivers and storages on which our irrigation and mining industries depend. Reduced river discharge has severely affected aquatic ecosystems, and clearly impacted on primary producers. Find out more ...


Water quality and testing

Is your water fit for purpose?  Information on farm water quality, water testing services, controlling pesticide levels in rivers, water for aquaculture enterprises, water quality monitoring in state forests, and environmental management of mining operations. Find out more ...


On-farm dams and storages

Information on planning, constructing and maintaining farm dams; on-farm water storage; aquatic weed control; and fish in farm dams. Find out more ...


Water and its role in aquatic environments

Water is fundamental to the health and productivity of riverine and estuarine ecosystems which sustain fish and aquatic invertebrate populations and support recreational and commercial fishing and aquaculture industries. Find out more ...


Irrigation

Effective irrigation is about delivering the right amount of water to the right place at the right time. Issues include selection and maintenance of irrigation systems and pumps; crop-specific and region-specific information; water use efficiency; irrigation and drainage management plans; and costs and crop gross margins. Find out more ...


Watering livestock

Stock are dependent on access to good supplies of drinking water of suitable quality, to ensure their health and adequate growth rates. Information is provided on water requirements for stock, how best to manage water for stock, desalination of bore water, and interpreting water quality tests. Find out more ...


Water research

Industry & Investment NSW conducts water-related research in the areas of fishing and aquaculture, irrigation and dryland systems, forestry systems, and catchment hydrology. Find out more ...


Water for Life

An overview of the NSW Government's comprehensive plan to manage the sustainable supply of water to Greater Sydney, for drought and the long term. This site also includes a range of resources for educating the community on water issues. Find out more ...


Murrumbidgee River

I&I NSW research

I&I NSW conducts water-related research in the areas of fishing and aquaculture, irrigated and dryland systems, forestry systems, and salinity and catchment hydrology. We also offer a farm water testing service.

aquatic systems research

Courses and workshops

Courses offered by I&I NSW include Irrigation, WaterWise on the farm, Environmental management systems, and Managing climate risk. See PROfarm and Tocal College. Workshops are also conducted for freshwater and saltwater fishing.

trout fishing

Useful web links

water - a precious resource