An integrated modelling approach for efficient management of irrigated landscapes [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Kuczera Prof George A; Dr Dmitri Kavetski; Dr Mark A Thyer; A/Prof Stewart W Franks; Dr Benny Selle; Dr Faith Githui; Dr Thabo Thayalakumaran

Brief description Northern Victoria's irrigators use a substantial portion of water from the Murray-Darling Basin, which is under mounting pressure to satisfy competing economic, social and environmental needs for water in the face of climate change. Up to 20 per cent of this water may be on-farm surface runoff and deep percolation, with poorly known spatial distributions. This project will provide reliable temporally and spatially distributed information on surface runoff and deep percolation for Northern Victoria irrigation regions. This will inform decisions which improve water use efficiency, agricultural productivity and environmental values through optimisation of irrigation infrastructure and by better management of groundwater resources and salinity.

Funding Amount $185,000

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