Australian drainage research wins national competition
A CSIRO project researching ways to re-cycle drainage water from irrigation areas has won a national award.
The Sequential Biological Concentration (SBC) project was judged the best entry in its section of the Australian National Council for Irrigation and Drainage Awards.
Sequential Biological Concentration (or SBC) is a means of dealing with drainage water from irrigation areas. SBC sequentially uses and re-uses drainage water to grow crops while concentrating the drainage at a manageable level. The process also improves overall water use efficiency.
The project is already underway with crops of maize, kanaf, sunflower, vines and canola grown during the past two seasons.
It is the first time that the Australian National Council for Irrigation and Drainage has presented awards. The awards scheme was initiated to showcase improved management of both commercial water supply and drainage infrastructure and on-farm irrigation and drainage systems across Australia.
The award will be presented with the award at the Australian National Council for Irrigation and Drainage national conference.