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Can existing practices expected to lead to improved on-farm water use efficiency enable irrigators to effectively respond to reduced water entitlements in the Murray-Darling Basin?

Ticehurst, Jenifer Lyn; Curtis, A

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Australia is the driest continent and there is increasing competition for scarce fresh water resources between agriculture and the environment. In the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) that conflict has largely been resolved by reallocating water from agriculture to the environment. As part of the water reform process both governments and industry are focussed on improving on-property water use efficiency (WUE), particularly of irrigated agriculture. This paper examines the potential for WUE to enable...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71635
Source: Journal of Hydrology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.06.055

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