Waterway Management



Murray Dairy Water Trading Tool Kit

Participating in the water market is now just part of doing business for most dairy farms in the Murray Dairy Region. Produced by Dairy Australia, government agencies and industry partners, the Water Trading Toolkit provides a detailed explanation of water systems, trading rules and water procurement options for irrigators.

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Murray Dairy Water Trading Tool Kit July 2015

A Murray Dairy booklet designed to help farmers improve their understanding of water access and purchasing strategies.
Published:
Water
Irrigation
Water

Contents include:

  • Water basics for the new irrigator
  • Irrigation system overview
  • Who owns what? Available water and seasonal allocations
  • Securing access to water
  • Water trading rules
  • Understanding water prices
  • Dealing with water brokers and trading paperwork

Supporting materials

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Water Trading Tool Kit 1 - Irrigation introduction

Water Trading factsheet 1 - an introduction to irrigation and water management.
Published:
Water
Irrigation
Water

Contents include:

  • Entitlements and allocations
  • Entitlement types
  • Taking delivery of water
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Water Trading Tool Kit 2 - MDB water entitlements

Water Trading factsheet 2 - an overview of the southern connected Murray-Darling Basin entitlements.
Published:
Water
Irrigation
Water

Contents include:

  • Water overview – entitlements in the Murray Darling Basin
  • Water sharing
  • Entitlement types
  • Yield verses reliability of entitlements
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Water Trading Took Kit 3 - Irrigation planning

Water Trading factsheet 3 - how much water and how often?
Published:
Water
Irrigation
Water

Contents include:

  • How much and how often?
  • Seasonal allocations
  • Future inflow scenarios
  • Risk management strategies

Water Toolkit Videos

The fundamentals of modern water management in the Murray region are covered in a series of videos produced as a joint initiative of Murray Dairy, Goulburn-Murray Water and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The videos include key terminology, the water environment, trading and carryover. Later videos in the series look at the bigger picture including trends in water trading, changing demand and risks.

1. Introduction

2. Allocation

3. Managing water

4. Trading 1

5. Trading 2

6. Carryover

7. The big picture – industry and climate trends

8. The big picture – changing demand, delivery constraints and risk

Since 2001, there has been a 50% increase in the protection of waterways on Australian dairy farms. Over the last 10 years, more than half of all dairy farms have implemented a revegetation program on-farm.

More information on waterway management and case studies on waterway protection benefits for dairy farms is available on the Dairying for Tomorrow website.

Published:
Sustainability
Technology
Innovation
Climate

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