Sustainable irrigation

The Sustainable Irrigation Program provides practical support to irrigators in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region with the aim of facilitating long-term, sustainable water use.

Funding support

As a Delivery Partner in the Australian Government’s Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program (SRWUIP), the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board is helping irrigators to improve the efficiency and productivity of on-farm water use.

Water saved through these projects is returned to the River as environmental water (e-water), improving the habitat for many species of native flora and fauna. 

In 2016, the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board was selected as a Delivery Partner for the pilot of the Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency Program (COFFIE). 

COFFIE has been designed to assist irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin to modernise and improve the efficiency of their on-farm irrigation infrastructure and return water savings to the environment.

Find out more about COFFIE, including how to apply. 

Resources

Natural Resources SAMDB has developed a number of sustainable irrigation resources to assist irrigators to develop more efficient and profitable systems including fact sheets, case studies and videos.


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