What is Water for Food?
Water for Food aims to identify new water and land resources and irrigation technologies to enable development of new irrigation areas and increase the size and water efficiency of existing irrigation districts.
The Water for Food program extends from the Kimberley Region to the Great Southern.
DAFWA's role in Water for Food
DAFWA is contributing to 6 Water for Food projects, ranging from the Bonaparte Plains, north of Kununurra, to the Southern Forests region on the south coast. We are conducting detailed assessments of agricultural land and water resources to support development on many of the Water for Food activity areas. On different sites, our role includes:
- assisting in designing and interpreting airborne geophysics
- conducting soil and water analyses
- assessing land capability of development areas
- supporting the Department of Water to design and implement groundwater investigations
- assessing agricultural options to develop identified areas
- liaising with agricultural industries and growers
- supporting government to develop expressions of interest for new developments.