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Deep drainage and crop water use for irrigated annual crops and pastures in Australia: a review of determinations in fields and lysimeters

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Humphreys E; Edraki M; Bethune M
  • Publisher: CSIRO Land and Water
  • Published Location: Griffith NSW
  • Country: Australia

A review of the grey and published literature on field investigations of components of the water balance of irrigated pastures and annual broadacre crops in Australia culminated in the development of REFIRR, a database of studies of the water balance and irrigation management for irrigated crops and pastures. The review highlighted ....

Domestic Drinking Water in Rural Areas: Are Water Tanks on Farms a Health Hazard?

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Verrinder, Glenda; Keleher, Helen
  • Journal Name: Environmental Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The aim of the research was to gain a better understanding of the relationship between drinking water quality, householders' knowledge and maintenance practices of private water supplies and drinking waterrelated public health risk on farms. Samples of drinking water were taken from 100 farming households. The Colilert-18 method wa ....

Earthworker Cooperative: green jobs for Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Kerin, Dave
  • Journal Name: Chain Reaction
  • Journal Number: Vol. 113,
  • Country: Australia

Earthworker Cooperative is a social enterprise with a mission to create solutions for transitioning Australia's workforce into a low carbon economy. It aims to create jobs, build social capital and protect the environment in local communities through the manufacture of renewable energy infrastructure. The cooperative factories will ....

Environmental monitoring to inform sustainable management of groundwater extraction for urban water supply on Bribie Island

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Smolders, A; Watkinson, A; Evans, P; Arunakumaren, J; Macnish, S; Kadel, S
  • Journal Name: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, The
  • Journal Number: 117
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Groundwater resources on Bribie Island were mandated for additional development in 2006 as part of the Queensland Government's Regional Drought Management Strategy. Subsequently, a production borefield and water treatment plant were constructed at Banksia Beach during 2007/2008 to supply potable water to Bribie Island, and to augme ....

Financing case study - Yanco Creek Rehabilitation Project Public/Private Potential Joint Venture - preliminary evaluation: a study conducted for the Pratt Water Murrumbidgee Valley Water Efficiency Feasibility Project

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Adby K (Copernican Securities); Brogan T (Copernican Securities)
  • Publisher: Copernican Securities
  • Published Location: Sydney
  • ISBN: 0642552703
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This report forms part of the research undertaken within the Pratt Water Murrumbidgee Project, which is about private investment options to improve water use and to save otherwise wasted water for productive uses. Part of that project is the examination of specific investment projects that have been considered as having the greates ....

Freshwater Management and Allocation under the Resource Management Act 1991: Does First-in Firstserved Achieve Sustainable Management Principles?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Brunette, Barry
  • Journal Name: New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Country: New Zealand

This paper examines the current freshwater resource management regime and allocation of fresh water under the Resource Management Act 1991. It examines the concept of first-in first-served in the allocation of the resource and questions whether this approach achieves the sustainable management principles of the RMA. Balancing compe ....

Government purchase of water for environmental outcomes

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Goesch T; Heaney A
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • ISBN: 0642764980
  • Country: Australia

Governments will need to consider a range of issues when purchasing water for environmental flows. For instance, they need to consider whether it is more cost effective to purchase water directly from irrigators or to subsidise investments in more efficient water use technology, and retain some of the savings for the environment. T ....

Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: CSIRO
  • Publisher: CSIRO
  • Country: Australia

The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities and the National Water Commission have engaged CSIRO and Geoscience Australia to undertake the Assessment. The Assessment involves a basin-scale investigation of water resources to fill knowledge gaps about the status of water resources in the ....

Impacts of unconventional gas development on rural community decline

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Thomas G. Measham and David A. Fleming
  • Publisher: CSIRO
  • ISBN: 978-1-4863-0212-3
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we look at the impacts of a new industry, namely unconventional gas, on rural decline. Rural decline is defined as comprising loss of rural youth, reduced human capital and increasing rural poverty. Since the start of the current century, the unconventional gas industry has been expanding around the world, often in close proximity t ....

Implications of water reforms for the national economy

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Reeves G; van Bueren M
  • Publisher: Centre for International Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

A study conducted as part of a broader project to assess the regional impacts of water reforms in the Goulburn Broken catchments Vic aimed to estimate the real contribution of the irrigation sector to the Australian economy and the economic impacts of recent and future water reforms at the national level. The study used a modified ....

Improving water use efficiency by reducing groundwater recharge under irrigated pastures

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Kingston H; Bethune M; Alam J
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The recharge under well-managed flood irrigated pastures in the Berriquin and Shepparton irrigation areas in Victoria was estimated through field based experimental programs and lysimeters. Recharge was estimated at less than 0.2 ML/ha/y on most soil types. The results indicated that recharge on lighter soils was influenced by clim ....

Indicators of community vulnerability and adaptive capacity across the Murray– Darling Basin—a focus on irrigation in agriculture

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Nyree Stenekes, Robert Kancans, Lucy Randall, Rob Lesslie, Richard Stayner, Ian Reeve, Michael Coleman
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics – Bureau of Rural Sciences
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

There are many changes occurring in rural and regional communities in the Murray-DarlingBasin as a result of climate change, water availability, water trading, global markets, populationmovements and ongoing social changes. Basin communities will respond to and be affected bya range of these drivers in combination with their adaptive capacity, re ....

Inland rivers and riparian zones

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Edgar B
  • Journal Name: RipRap: river and riparian lands management newsletter
  • Country: Australia

Australia's inland rivers have characteristics that make them unique and require innovative management approaches. The characteristics of highly variable flows, the landscape scale at which they function and the cyclic biodiversity coinciding with flood and drought are discussed. These are linked to the principles required to manage inland rivers ....

Innovation in irrigation: twelve case studies from across Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Natural Heritage Trust (NHT), Canberra
  • Publisher: Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642550972
  • Country: Australia

Twelve case studies demonstrate how the irrigation industry is rising to the challenges of sustainable use of water resources. The case studies are of water use planning on a cotton farm in Moree NSW, subsurface irrigation on a tomato farm in Rochester Vic, salt interception to reduce salt flows into the River Murray from a citrus ....

Institutional Arrangements and Planning Practices to Allocate Freshwater Resources in New Zealand: A Way Forward

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Memon, Ali; Skelton, Peter
  • Journal Name: New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal Number: 11
  • Country: New Zealand

The mandate for making decisions on allocation of freshwater resources in New Zealand has been devolved to regional councils by the Resource Management Act (RMA) enacted in 1991. Growing demand for water resources in many parts of New Zealand during the last two decades has increased competition and conflicts between different stak ....

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