Water use efficiency is a key issue for Australia’s agriculture sector, and a House of Representatives inquiry is keen to hear from local voices with opinions on the subject.
The House Agriculture and Water Resources Committee is investigating the adequacy and efficacy of water use efficiency programs in Australian agriculture.
Committee chair Rick Wilson said the committee was seeking feedback from farmers, irrigators and community leaders around Australia, but was particularly keen to hear from people in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
‘‘Australian farmers are amongst the world’s most efficient irrigators, particularly due to the often harsh Australian climate,’’ Mr Wilson said.
‘‘Given the challenges of a dry climate, management of water usage is more important than ever.’’
The inquiry is looking at how the Federal Government can invest in water infrastructure to assist farmers and communities to extract the maximum value out of each drop of water.
To make a submission to the inquiry visit aph.gov.au/wue and click ‘Upload Submission’, or email [email protected] for more information.
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