Could technology help alleviate the dilemma facing the Murray-Darling River Basin? Professor Gary Jones of eWater Cooperative Research Centre thinks it can and now he has six million dollars to prove it.
RiverManager, a forecasting tool that connects groundwater data with surface water science, allows those in charge to allocate diversions and monitor the health of the basin — helping the government to know how much to save when and where.
“Current forecasting models are straining to cope with the demands being made on them including climate change and new technology. RiverManager will take us forward to the capability we need, for the demands made on our rivers in the next 10 or 20 years,” the Professor told Farm Online’s Stock & Land.
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Source: Farm Online Stock & Land