The GRDC National Water Use Efficiency Initiative

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Between 2008 and 2013 the GRDC is investing $17.6 million in regional grower groups and research agencies to improve the water use efficiency (WUE) of grain-based farming systems in the southern and western regions by 10 per cent. CSIRO leads a national project that provides science and crop, soil and climate modelling support to each of the groups, and organises a national initiative to facilitate sharing of information and experiences. There are 16 WUE projects in the GRDC’s southern and western regions run by the following organisations:

Map of GRDC National Water Use Efficiency initiative-funded water use projects
  1. WA Sandplain (CSIRO Plant Industry)
  2. WA Central (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems)
  3. WA South West (CSIRO Plant Industry)
  4. WA South Coast (DAFWA)
  5. Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
  6. Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association
  7. Upper North Farming Systems
  8. Hart Field Site Group
  9. Mallee Sustainable Farming Systems
  10. MacKillop Farm Management Group
  11. BCG (formerly the Birchip Cropping Group)
  12. Southern Farming Systems
  13. Riverine Plains
  14. University of Tasmania
  15. Central West Farming Systems
  16. Farmlink Research

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