Open Hydroponics: Risks and OpportunitiesWater Supply Impact Assessment Report
Land & Water Australia. 2008. Open Hydroponics: Risks and Opportunities. [Online] (Updated June 13th, 2012)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/1132 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 02:09:51 PM ].
The aim of this assessment was to examine the irrigation supply related issues that relate to existing and more importantly potential enterprises undertaking Open Hydroponic (OH) irrigation within the major irrigation districts of Victoria and New South Wales. While this assessment looked at the irrigation of Citrus in particular, it did not exclude the use of OH on other crops and sought to address the supply issues for all potential crops.
The assessment specifically aimed to address the following points:-
- Assessment of the ability of irrigation water suppliers to meet the irrigation supply requirements of OH users.
- Assessment of the requirement for on-farm buffer storages.
- Assessment of the ability to supply subject to seasonal water requirements.