Farm Water Solutions
The objective of the Farm Water Solutions project is to support farmers and service providers in improving their understanding and better management of water access, storage and efficient water use in the grazing, dairy and horticultural industries reliant on unregulated surface and ground water.
The project began in 2008 and is building knowledge amongst dryland farmers and growers, their service providers, industry representatives, and water management specialists about effective and sustainable water use.
The emphasis has changed from the short term immediate needs of a drought response to longer term adaptation and planning at a farm level to reduce risk, increase efficiencies and be aware of relevant water policy and its implications to the farm business.
Why Farm Water Solutions?
Having the right quality of stock, domestic and commercial water, where you need it, when you need it and in the quantity you need, are critical for all farm businesses.
Options to increase reliability and security of good quality water for the needs of the farm business can be achieved by considering:
- water uses on-farm
- supply and quality of water sources
- farm dam construction and siting for reliability
- reticulation and distribution options
- options to increase water efficiency
- water capture and storage options
Information for land managers and service providers
- What are my options?
- How much water do I need? (stock, dairy and horticulture)
- How much water is available?
- What are my responsibilities?
- How can I more efficiently use my farm water?
The site provides information for unregulated farm water systems and will be regularly updated with new and revised information. For irrigated pasture and horticulture please see irrigated agriculture for information on (regulated) water systems. The department also has information on irrigation systems and scheduling.
Ph. (03)5336 6607
Mobile. 0438 391 210
Ph. (03) 5624 2218
Mobile. 0429 353 649
Ph. (03) 5573 0714
Mobile. 0419 344 187