Natural Resource Management - Recent Project
WaterSmart Pastoral Production™
The WaterSmart Pastoral Production™ project was managed through Ninti One and funded by a National Landcare Program Grant from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
The project involved partners from the pastoral industry, agricultural equipment suppliers and various Natural Resource Management boards.
The WaterSmart Pastoral Production™ project identified cost savings or up to 50% per annum for the supply and maintenance of stock water.
The aim of the WaterSmart Pastoral Production™ project was to demonstrate and evaluate the use of new and novel commercially available water management technologies. These included technologies relating to water storage, remote telemetry, pumping, pipes and delivery systems.
Five commercial pastoral enterprises were involved in the project representing a range of production systems across South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. The close linkages of equipment suppliers (primarily based on the east coast) and the end users resulted in improvements being made to technologies making them more suitable and robust for the desert environment.