Long Term Trends

NSW DPI has led the Cotton Water Productivity Benchmarking project since 2006. The objective has been to promote continuous improvement in cotton water productivity by establishing a benchmark that growers can compare their performance against.

Working with industry, the Benchmarking project has facilitated extension activities to keep growers up to date with best practice water use.

We have monitored water use by cotton growers across the industry over the past two decades, and we have identified significant improvements over that time: