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The WaterSmart Farms project will support adoption of on-farm desalinisation plants in agricultural regions, to process brackish groundwater into a suitable resource for livestock, crop agronomy an
Rainwater run-off from a roof can provide clear, soft and low-salinity water.
Managing subsurface water can help to lower watertables and alleviate problems with waterlogging, rising salinity, and infrastructure damage.
Open groundwater drains are excavated channels with sloping floors and sides, designed to intercept and drain surface (usually fresh) and groundwater (usually saline in Western Australia) from agri
Leaky farm dams are a significant problem in some areas of Western Australia, and there are several ways of dealing with the problem. This page describes options for dealing with leaky dams.
Dryland salinity (salinity on non-irrigated land) is one of the greatest environmental threats facing Western Australia's agricultural land, water, biodiversity and infrastructure.
Groundwater pumping can lower local watertables and reduce the spread of local salinity.
Siphons are a way of passively moving water from areas of higher hydraulic head to areas of lower hydraulic head, through a pipe.
An evaporation basin is a natural salt lake or engineered earth structure designed to store and evaporate saline water.
Excavated tanks (farm dams) provide effective water storage wherever surface water run-off can be harvested for livestock, crop spraying, irrigation and domestic use on rural properties.