Biodiversity study completed
Among categories of investment has been the environment and irrigation nexus. A recent illustration is the completion of a study by CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences into the effects on biodiversity of changed irrigation regimes in NSW’s Riverina region. Among changes has been a reduction in the extent of wet areas that have been part of ricegrowing.
With finding from NPSI and collaboration with the Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia, the work has resulted in a clearer picture of the connection between water, remnant woodlands and bird species. Information emanating from the three year study The Effect of Changing Irrigation Strategies on Biodiversity is available as a full research report and in the fact sheet form.