Sustainability

Water Management


Trees are drip fed into the root zone.

A shared resource

Effective water management and stewardship is critical to Select Harvests. Water is one of our single biggest inputs and a shared resource, helping to sustain many communities and ecosystems within the Murray-Darling Basin. As such we seek to use water as efficiently as possible, exploring avenues to reduce water use, improve productivity whilst maintaining and improving yields. We actively engage with all relevant water authorities, community groups, industry bodies, environmental organisations and broader government authorities to address water related impacts and promote sustainable use of water, now and into the future.

Engagement with authorities

We seek to use water as efficiently as possible, exploring avenues to reduce water use, improve productivity whilst maintaining and improving yields. We actively engage with all relevant water authorities, community groups, industry bodies, environmental organisations and broader government authorities to address water related impacts and promote sustainable use of water, now and into the future.

Monitored for compliance

To manage water effectively on our farms, we measure, and record volumes extracted from each water source through authority pattern-approved water meters. All extracted water is monitored by the relevant water authority or government body to ensure that our use is compliant with set licensing conditions. This ensures that water extracted is within the sustainable levels of each water source. In FY2020, we were fully compliant with our licensing conditions.


Moisture content data is transmitted and closely monitored.

Using technology to improve water efficiency

PHYTECH CASE STUDY

Making the best use of the water available to our orchards is vital for productivity and cost-efficiency. Technology to help us achieve this has been evolving rapidly  >> View case study