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Drought perception needs a shake-up

Drought should not be perceived as a natural disaster, a conference of rural industry leaders was told in Canberra today.

Mr Ken Moore, Manager of the Social and Institutional Research Program for Land & Water Australia, told delegates at the Farming in the Dry session of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Outlook conference that drought is realistically a long-term component of Australia’s climate.

Wong approves primary industry adaptation research network (PICCARN)

The Adaptation Research Network for Primary Industries announced yesterday will help Australia’s primary industries meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities presented by climate change.

Eureka Prize named in honour of the late Professor Peter Cullen

Land & Water Australia is honouring Professor Peter Cullen’s lifetime achievements by re-naming its Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation Award as the Land & Water Australia Professor Peter Cullen Eureka Prize for Water Research and Innovation.

Eureka Prizes – calling for nominations to award top water researchers

After the success of the 2008 awards, Land & Water Australia will continue its support of the prestigious annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes in 2009, and is calling for nominations for the Water Research and Innovation Award.

Thinking Time for research Talent

Two of Australia’s leading researchers in the area of sustainable management of Australian landscapes will enjoy added support and recognition for their work following the announcement of the Land & Water Australia Senior Research Fellowships for 2009.

Winner announced for $10,000 Travel Youth Fellowship to study sustainable irrigation

  An active role in researching and promoting the use of recycled water in Australia has won Matthew Shanahan the prestigious 2008/2009 National Program for Sustainable Irrigation/ Irrigation Australia Limited (IAL) Travel Fellowship.   Matthew’s win was announced last week at IAL’s industry dinner in Canberra. To win the $10000 Travel Fellowship, Matthew, a young, enthusiastic and committed (more)...

Young Achiever from Northern Australia Wins Irrigation Fellowship

Young Achiever from Northern Australia Wins Irrigation Fellowship 16th October 2006 A desire to ensure a sustainable future for irrigation in northern Australia has won Anna Price the prestigious 2006 Travel Fellowship. 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 National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) and the Australian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (more)...

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)...