Australia prepares for future with less water
Almost one and half million dollars will be poured into the Australian outback to prepare it for a future with less water.
The funding will go towards a number of water saving initiatives across the state including converting farms from the traditional furrow irrigation - where water is pumped into fields for crops - to the more environmentally friendly centre pivot sprinkler system.
Australian minister for climate change and water, Penny Wong, said: "The project is an example of the Government working closely with local organisations and farmers to help them adjust to a future with less water."
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