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Productive sustainability of land and water resources at risk

The decision to abolish Land & Water Australia placed the long-term productive sustainability of Australia’s land and water resources at risk at a time the nation faces the converging challenges of climate change, water availability, global food security and declining productivity growth, the Chairman of Land & Water Australia, Ms Bobbie Brazil, said today.

Irrigation Update 10

Modernisation of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems

This issue discusses the opportunities and challenges of upgrading irrigation water delivery infrastructure across Australia.

Agri-environmental stewardship program architecture: towards convergence in the USA and Europe?

Finding of an overseas mission, 15 October to 15 November 2006

This discussion paper reviews the evolution and experience with environmental stewardship schemes or agri-environmental measures (AEMs) as they are generically known in the USA and in Europe, particularly the UK.

Land & Water Australia Senior Research Fellowship 2008

This is a promotional item that informs people about the Senior Research Fellowship. It also gives a short biography of the current Fellows.

NPSI Strategic Plan Phase 2

2007 - 2010

The new Phase of NPSI will focus its investment on answering questions around: plant performance and how that impacts on various farm irrigation systems; system-level sustainability: and tools for irrigators, water suppliers and policy makers to measure change. Research will be commissioned to provide either new information (smart science) or development; ensuring that the new information can be readily used by practitioners, planners and policy makers.

Free food for thought

Grazing winter crops roadshow. Workshop notes, March 2008

These notes bring together the latest results from the Grain & Graze Program on grazing winter crops. They combine experimental results, producer information and observations from areas across Australia and identify insights and consequences of grazing winter crops on mixed farms. The notes are not intended to report on all the information that exists on grazing winter crops but rather to support the events being conducted by Grain & (more)...

Land use: status of information for reporting against indicators

Status of information for reporting against indicators under the National Natural Resources Management Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

Effective management of natural resources requires good quality data and information at the right level of detail to be available for those who need it. Australia invests significant resources each year in the collection and maintenance of data to inform natural resource management decisions. Since 1997, the National Land & Water Resources Audit has played a vital role in the national coordination, collation and reporting of this information. The (more)...

Native vegetation

Status of information for reporting against indicators under the National Natural Resources Management Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

This booklet is part of a series that describes the status of data and information relevant to national indicators agreed under the National Natural Resource Management Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. It specifically reports on the status of information relating to indicators of native vegetation communities’ integrity.   Effective management of natural resources requires good quality data and information at the right level of detail to be available for those who need (more)...

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Soil condition: status of information for reporting against indicators

Three key global challengers are associated with soil and its degradation:

the food crisis - we will need to feed twice as many people from the same area of land by 2050

conflicting land-use trends - land is increasingly being used for purposes othe