Farmers talk about water allocation plans

Water allocation planning is not new. Plans are already in place to protect water resources in the Barossa, Northern Adelaide Plains, Western Mount Lofty Ranges and McLaren Vale districts, as well as many other areas in South Australia.

In the perspectives from the farm fact sheet and the videos below, farmers generously share their experience in the process and adoption of the water allocation plan. They speak about how the plans affected their business and community. Water economist, Professor Mike Young also explains the transfer of water entitlements in the Adelaide Hills.

Prue Henschke, Barossa viticulturalist

Prue speaks about her experiences with water allocation planning in surface water catchment.

Dave Edwards, Padthaway Viticulture Manager

Dave speaks about his experiences with water allocation planning in a groundwater catchment.

Bradley and Krysteen McElroy, Padthaway mixed production farmers

Bradley and Krysteen speak about their experiences with water allocation planning.

Stephen Edwards, Padthaway hay, seed and lamb farmer

Stephen speaks about his experiences with water allocation planning

Joe Keynes, Keyneton dryland farmer

Joe speaks about his experiences with water allocation planning.

Professor Mike Young of the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute

Professor Young talks about trading water entitlements in the Adelaide Hills, particularly in relation to the Western Mount Lofty Ranges WAP.

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