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Murray Darling water efficiency projects to recover 450 gigalitres

Grain Central, 22 January 2018

There is sufficient capacity in the Murray Darling Basin for 450 gigalitres of additional environmental water to be recovered from water efficiency projects “on a neutral or positive socio-economic basis”, according to a report released on Friday.

Murray-Darling report card: some progress, but hard yards ahead

Grain Central, 15 December 2017

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) progress report on implementation of the Murray–Darling Basin Plan shows the Basin Plan is working, but there is still much more work to do.

Murray-Darling review calls for ‘no meter, no pump’ policy

Grain Central, 27 November 2017

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and Independent Panel have released their review into compliance matters across the Murray–Darling Basin, calling for greater enforcement of water regulations and wider penalties for those found to be stealing water.

Proposal to reduce northern Murray-Darling water recovery target

Grain Central, 13 November 2017

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has recommended an amendment to the Murray–Darling Basin Plan that could see the water recovery target reduced in the north of the Basin.

Multi-purpose research laboratory for Central West NSW

Grain Central, 06 November 2017

A $422,890 multi-purpose, field-based laboratory will be built at the Lachlan Irrigation Research Station at Condobolin in central west New South Wales.

Dirranbandi’s Booligar hits market after 153 years in Crothers’ hands

Liz Wells, 02 November 2017

The 11,253-hectare south-west Queensland irrigation, cropping and grazing holding, Booligar, will go under the auctioneer’s hammer to end 153 years of Crothers family ownership.

Mt Schanck listing offers further irrigation development

Grain Central, 24 October 2017

Mt Schanck, a South Australian grazing and irrigation property with an estimated carrying capacity of 60,000 DSE, has been listed for sale in the open market for the first time ever, and is expected to attract a broad range of buyer interest.

National groundwater system under spotlight

Grain Central, 12 October 2017

A new version of the National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) database containing bore and bore log data for more than 870,000 bores across Australia is now available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Leaf sensors can tell farmers when crops need watering

Grain Central, 25 September 2017

Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences in the United States.

Preventing Murray-Darling water theft: independent monitoring by satellites?

Guest Author, 20 September 2017

Forget the random audits – why not use satellites to monitor everywhere in the Murray-Darling Basin, all the time?