Improved web tool for irrigators and service providers
Agriculture Victoria’s irrigation team has revised and updated the Irrigation System Selection and Design Guidelines website which includes new information to better meet the needs of today's irrigators.
The updated website is easily navigated and has a broad range of helpful resources including new instructional videos, animations, podcasts, drone footage, information notes and case studies to maximise an irrigator’s ability to access information.
Farm and Environment Working Group Chair, Alfred Heuperman, recently launched the Irrigation System Selection Risk Management tool at a function held at Tatura.
Agriculture Victoria Senior Irrigation Extension Officer Rabi Maskey said this web-based tool will assist irrigators and service providers to make better decisions when selecting new, or considering improvements to their existing irrigation systems.
“The updated website provides answers to more than 90 frequently asked questions, packaged under five key steps, and will guide users through a logical decision-making process.”
The website has been tested with potential target audiences, including service providers and irrigators.
The five steps consider:
- What do I want to achieve?
- What are my farm’s features and constraints?
- What irrigation options should I consider?
- What needs to be included in my design and management and what will it cost?
- What option best meets my goal?
Mr Maskey said each of these steps includes detail and description to assist users in their decision-making process, in a easy to follow approach.
“Ultimately, it is our aim that irrigators will be better informed when making decisions on what irrigation system best suits their needs and assist them to better manage their irrigation risks.”
The updated tool can be accessed at: https://bit.ly/ISSDG2022
The project was funded by the Agriculture Victoria Smarter Safer Farms Initative with support from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and North Central Catchment Management Authority.