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Water Use on Farms Workshops

News release
09 February 2015

Want to optimise water use on your property?

Know you can improve your water management but haven’t had time to sit down and plan it?

The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board is hosting Water Use on Farms Workshops which will be held at Cleve on July 30 and Cummins on July 31 to help Land Mangers plan sustainable water use for their whole farming enterprise, (while avoiding the pit-falls), to make every drop count.

Natural Resources Officer Corey Yeates said the workshops will focus on improving water use and infrastructure on-farm, with an afternoon water planning session.

“We have a great line up of key speakers, including Robin Dixon-Thompson and Warren Dickie among others,” Mr Yeates said.

“We’ll be discussing water security, moving water, products, new technologies available for water systems like leak detection systems, sheeted catchments and more."

“Farmers are welcome to bring in labelled water samples from dams, soaks or springs for salinity testing on the day."

In addition Brian Ashton will speak on stock water needs and how water quality effects livestock.”

Natural Resources Officer Geraldine Turner is encouraging Land Managers to register now.

“We’re pleased to offer the water workshops to Southern and Eastern Eyre Peninsula Land Managers, after similar workshops were so well received last summer by Upper Eyre Peninsula Farmers,” Ms Turner said.

The cost to attend is $40 per business, which includes large, laminated, colour, aerial photography maps of your property. Map orders must be received by February 20 and will require a CT number from your Council Rates.

To register contact Geraldine Turner on 8688 2610; Corey Yeates on 8628 2077; or Natural Resources Centre – Port Lincoln 8688 3111 or register directly online at:

Note: Media release updated 26/02/2015 to include rescheduled workshop dates.

More information

Katrina Pobke

8688 3111