Looking at the specific niche which the program was filling in relation to other initiatives and programs – funded by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Qld.
The RWUEI is a major government funded program across all irrigated industries within Queensland – sugar, cotton, irrigated grains, dairy, lucerne, fruit and vegetables. The project had a strong on-farm component where irrigators were assisted in benchmarking their current water efficiency and to make changes to improve it. A Research and Development program and a Financial Incentive Scheme was also part of the program.
The Synergy Analysis sought to tease out the way in which the program added value or complemented other support, legislation or incentives to improve water use efficiency on-farm.
The Synergy Analysis was completed in 2002. A report is available from the RWUEI office.