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Water and Our Food

A reliable supply of quality water is critical to producing vegetables for our dinner tables.

While vegetables can sometimes be grown with natural rainfall, irrigation is essential for high quality summer crops.

Horticulture Australia Limited invests R&D levy funds from several industries to provide a consistent approach to improving water-use efficiency in Horticultural Industries.

Crop IrrigationThe goal of the Horticulture Water Initiative is:

‘Ensuring access to water for responsible and profitable use’

The Initiative has five broad objectives that have been adopted to achieve this goal :

  1. Empower industry

  2. Partnerships

  3. Innovation and adoption

  4. Informing policy

  5. Positioning

Part of this program communicates the development and use of recycled water in horticulture.

Recycled Water has been treated to a level 'fit for purpose' from a health and environmental perspective.

The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
specialises in irrigation innovation, research and knowledge management.

This program generates knowledge to assist irrigators improve sustainability.

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Watsons Creek

Action on Watsons Creek Watson Creek is set to benefit from a federal grant to improve water quality. The... Go to article.

Recycled Water for Werribee

The deep aluvial soils of the Werribee delta have fed the city of Melbourne since the Go to article.

Eastern Irrigation Scheme

Vegetable growers in Melbourne's south east are glad their campaign for Go to article.

Stormwater for Hortculture

The Vegetable Growers' Association of Victoria calls for a review of horticultural water licensing in the Port Phillip and Westernport... Go to article.


Victorian Vegetable Industry - 2014

Summary of the location, structure, production and performance of Victoria's vegetable industry prepared by the Victorian State Government in 2014. In... Read more...

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