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National Program for Sustainable Irrigation Media Releases

The Practicalities of Using Recycled Water for Horticulture

The Practicalities of Using Recycled Water for Horticulture 25 August 2006 Recent research commissioned by the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) has been developing the processes and tools that growers need to safely use recycled water, and ensure that fruit and vegetables reaching the market will be safe to eat. For growers, the main advantage of incorporating recycled water into their irrigation system is gaining an increased supply of high security water. The additional work (more)...

Night-time Evaporation Proves Significant Issue for Farm Dams

Night-time Evaporation Proves Significant Issue for Farm Dams 13 October 2006 New research has found that the rate of night-time evaporation from farm dams far exceeds previous estimates - in fact almost half of evaporation losses - forcing a significant re-think on design and construction to ensure efficient storages. The study was funded by the National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) and conducted by Matthew Hipsey from the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western (more)...

2007 Irrigation Fellowship winner puts people power into irrigation

2007 Irrigation Fellowship winner puts people power into irrigation A better understanding of the issues facing irrigators - and importantly, their perception of those issues - will lead to better informed irrigation policy for Australia. That's the view of this year's winner of the prestigious 2007 Travel Fellowship, valued at $10,000. The Fellowship enables a young person to travel overseas and investigate an issue relevant to the irrigation industry. This annual Fellowship is sponsored by the (more)...