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Use of reclaimed effluent water in Australian horticulture

Stage 1 - A National scoping study 2003

Due to environmental and economic pressures, the volume of reclaimed water being used in Australia is increasing (Dillon 2000, Radcliffe 2003). One of the major potential, and current, uses of this water is for irrigation of horticultural crops. In recognition of this, Land and Water Australia funded the present project—Use of reclaimed water in Australian horticulture—, which is intended to position the horticultural industry to both assess and develop reuse schemes. There are two main stages. (more)...

Use of Reclaimed Effluent Water in Australian Horticulture

This project was established to determine the key drivers, barriers and knowledge gaps to the use of recycled water in Australian horticulture, and address these barriers through targeted research, development and extension activities.

Use of saline water in rice based farming systems

final report

Project objectives were to determine, across a range of soil types and watertable conditions, the effect of increasing the irrigation water salinity on the infiltration properties of rice soils. To determine the potential use of groundwater, pumped for watertable control, within a rice rotation. To develop and publish practical strategies for the management of groundwater, channel water and salinity in rice-based (more)...

User Guide - Australian Natural Resources Atlas and Data Library

This edition of the User Guide - Australian Natural Resources Atlas and Data Library has been superseded by a new edition published by the National Land and Water Resources Audit in October 2008.

User guide: Australian Natural Resources Atlas and Australian Natural Resources data library

The Australian Natural Resources Atlas (the Atlas) and Australian Natural Resources Data Library (the Data Library) are key information discovery, access and visualisation tools of the National Land & Water Resources Audit (the Audit). They combine to form one of the most comprehensive natural resource information systems for Australia. Developed through the Audit, the Atlas (with the newly incorporated Australia’s Resources Online ( (more)...

User's guide to estuarine, coastal and marine indicators for regional NRM monitoring

This document intends to build upon the significant work already undertaken in developing indicators. It does not seek to invent new indicators, but rather bring together relevant indicators and other information about estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems to meet the monitoring needs for regional NRM monitoring as specified by the MEWG. Whilst this document does intend to provide users (primarily regional NRM (more)...

Using citizens' juries for making decisions in natural resource management

Fact Sheet: Research project ANU11 of Social and Institutional Research Program

Using ERA to measure the effects of irrigation on river health in Ord Irrigation Area

Research Bulletin 3

This Research Bulletin describes the process of undertaking an extensive field sampling program, to understand if there has been a loss of biodiversity, and the risk of algal blooms.

Using Foresighting to Identify R&D Priorities for LWRRDC

This report evaluates the usefulness of foresighting techniques to improve the information available for planning and managing future investment in research and development.

Please note, the electronic version of this document has been scanned r

Using market-based instruments to secure water for environmental flows

Over recent decades the extractive use of water in Australia has dramatically increased, leading to greater agricultural production and, in many instances, to the degradation of riverine ecosystems, loss of productive land and impacts on water quality and biodiversity. In response, Australian governments’ are progressing a range of water policy reforms, with recent inter-governmental agreements committing in excess of $1b to enhancing flows and environmental outcomes along the Snowy and (more)...

Using Recycled Water for Irrigation

An overview of the issues, opportunities and challenges.

All Australians, including farmers and urban consumers, are increasingly aware that our water is both scarce and precious. In recent years, water management has been one of the nation’s most important electoral issues. Water restrictions have limited urban users’ ability to water gardens and wash cars, while irrigators across the country have experienced often drastic cuts in water allocations, affecting food availability and prices. There are two main approaches to (more)...

Using recycled water in horticulture

a growers guide

This guide is designed to assist growers in managing irrigation with recycled water. Like any water source, you will need to ensure that the water quality and its management meet the requirements of your specific quality assurance (QA) scheme. You may also need to meet additional government regulatory requirements for the use of recycled water for horticultural crops. From a crop management perspective, you may need to make some minor changes, since the quality of (more)...

Using Wetting Front Detectors in Furrow Irrigation

The Wetting Front Detector (WFD) is a new tool to help measure how deeply water has penetrated into the soil after an irrigation event. The WFD also captures and stores a soil water sample, which can be analysed for its salt or nutrient content. The first commercial version of the Wetting Front Detector (WFD), called the FullStop, was released in 2004. The FullStop WFD is comprised of a (more)...

Ute Guide & Soil Health Courses for Vegetable Growers

The Australian vegetable industry comprises 5,500 levy-paying growers with a production base of 104,500ha, producing foodstuffs worth an estimated $2bn/year. The diversity of produce grown, growing locations and language barriers make it difficult to p