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Dam covers - the value of water

Granite Belt producers: learn more about evaporation mitigation and the cost of water to you.
06 SEP 2022
8.30 AM - 4.00 PM
Queensland College of Wine Tourism, 22 Caves Road, Stanthorpe, QLD 4380

The SQNNSW Innovation Hub (Stanthorpe) together with Granite Belt Growers Association and Growcom are hosting a workshop focussing on storage dam evaporation savings and the value of water saved.

This is a priority issue in the district, and this field day will provide information and case studies from the local area.

The workshop will provide an overview of:

  • the scale of evaporation and seepage loss from local storages
  • products and technologies available to reduce losses - the pros and cons
  • how to calculate costs vs benefits
  • local case studies demonstrating the cost-benefit of storage evaporation management
  • farm visits to covered dams
  • National Ag Plastics Stewardship Program - Growcom
  • Farm Business Resilience Program (FBRP) for horticulture - Growcom.

The workshop will also demonstrate freely available tools and resources available for a site-specific economic assessment of the viability of evaporation and seepage mitigation systems. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss local needs for water management and financing opportunities to support adoption of solutions.

Further information

  • Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear, hat and sunscreen as a portion of the day will be outside.