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Water Security and Management

Water Security and Management

The resources on this page are of relevance to SA farmers and regional communities. They assist in decision making and potential practice change to build drought preparedness and resilience. Further information on water security and management is available through the SA Drought Hub team, including the Knowledge Broker and the Node Coordinators.

The Future Drought Fund’s Drought Self Assessment Tool (DR.SAT)

The Future Drought Fund’s Drought Self Assessment Tool (DR.SAT) is free and enables users to:

  • Undertake satellite image and NDVI comparison of their properties between different dates
  • Obtain climatic projections and long-term trends for their property
  • Assess the farm business’s current resilience to drought in the areas of economic, social and environmental management
  • Set goals for building drought resilience.

The tool can be accessed at: www.drsat.com.au

The Future Drought Fund’s My Climate View (formerly Climate Services for Agriculture)

The Future Drought Fund’s My Climate View (formerly Climate Services for Agriculture) tool provides users with location-specific information on seasonal and monthly rainfall outlooks, and medium and longer term climate projections for rainfall and temperature.

The tool can be accessed at: myclimateview.com.au

Water – SheepConnect SA

Water management resources from SheepConnect SA. Topics covered by fact sheets, case studies and webinars include:

  • Water planning
  • Water for livestock
  • Catchments
  • Water monitoring / telemetry
  • Dams

Water | SheepConnect SA

Water management – Australian Wine Research Institute

Water management resources from the Australian Wine Research Institute including research papers, podcasts, fact sheets and online tools on various water topics including:

  • Vineyard water use efficiency
  • Water management planning
  • Water budget
  • Water quality
  • Irrigation system design, installation, monitoring and maintenance
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Storage dam design, installation, monitoring and maintenance
  • Vineyard water use optimisation.

Water management – The Australian Wine Research Institute (awri.com.au)

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