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Five case studies from Australian irrigators and irrigation supplier's questionnaire

University of Southern Queensland
Doctor Kathryn Reardon-Smith (Aggregated by) Dr. Tek Maraseni (Aggregated by) Dr Shahbaz Mushtaq (Aggregated by)
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Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC) University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba Qld 4350 Australia

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The Australian Government is currently addressing the challenge of increasing water scarcity through significant on-farm infrastructure investment to facilitate the adoption of new water-efficient pressurized irrigation systems. However, it is highly likely that conversion to these systems will increase on-farm energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, suggesting potential conflicts in terms of mitigation and adaptation policies. This study explored the trade-offs associated with the adoption of more water efficient but energy-intensive irrigation technologies by developing an integrated assessment framework.

Integrated analysis of five case studies revealed trade-offs between water security and environmental security when conversion to pressurized irrigation systems was evaluated in terms of fuel and energy-related emissions, except in cases where older hand-shift sprinkler irrigation systems were replaced. These results suggest that priority should be given, in implementing on-farm infrastructure investment policy, to replacing inefficient and energy-intensive sprinkler irrigation systems such as hand-shift and roll-line. The results indicated that associated changes in the use of agricultural machinery and agrochemicals may also be important.

 


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Item

File type (#)

Location

Version

Case study survey questionnaire

Hard copy (5)

Project folder, lockable filing cabinet (TA225)

-

Case study survey questionnaire

PDF (5)

Password protected C drive

Adobe Acrobat (v9)

Case study data set

XLS (5)

Password protected C drive

MS Office Excel 97-2003

Irrigation suppliers’ discussion notes

Hard copy

Project folder, lockable filing cabinet (TA225)

-

Irrigation suppliers survey questionnaire

Hard copy (2)

Project folder, lockable filing cabinet (TA225)

-

Irrigation suppliers data set

XLSX (1)

Password protected C drive

MS Office Excel 2007

 

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Data time period: 2010 to 12 2010

151.1,-26.8 152.1,-26.8 152.1,-26.2 151.1,-26.2 151.1,-26.8

151.6,-26.5

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  • Local : USQ-DataColl-0001