Water Trading Tool Kit

Water Trading Tool Kit

Water is a critical input for irrigated dairy farms in the Murray Dairy region. Farmers therefore need an in-depth understanding of the factors affecting their access to water.

The total water available for irrigation has reduced due to the Murray Darling Basin Plan and a period of below average inflows into the major storages. It is now more important than ever for farmers to have a better understanding of the water market and how they can get access to water.

Participating in the water market is now just part of doing business for most dairy farms in the Murray Dairy Region, which means irrigators need to develop their skills and knowledge to make informed and effective water management decisions.

This booklet and Fact sheets are designed to help farmers improve their understanding of the factors influencing their access to water and assist in developing practical water purchasing strategies.

Water Trading Tool Kit - Booklet

Water Trading Tool Kit - Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 1:    New to irrigation or just need a refresher?  Important information to help you get started.
Fact Sheet 2:    Water Overview - the different entitlements in the southern connected Murray-Darling Basin.
Fact Sheet 3:    How much and how often?
Fact Sheet 4:    Water price - what will it be?
Fact Sheet 5:    Who owns what?
Fact Sheet 6:    Keeping informed - where do I go to get the latest information?
Fact Sheet 7:    Decision Point Calendar.
Fact Sheet 8:    Carryover - Victoria.
Fact Sheet 9:    Carryover NSW.
Fact Sheet 10:  Securing you water needs.
Fact Sheet 11:  Conducting a Trade.

If you would like a hard copy of the Water Trading Tool Kit Booklet and Fact Sheets, please contact admin@murraydairy.com.au or call (03) 5833 5312.