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Darling Downs field trip

 

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A group of IWC students visited farms in the Darling Downs area, west of Brisbane, to look at how farmers maximise water use efficiency in irrigation.

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Darling Downs is a major food production area of Queensland with rich soil but relatively low rainfall, so to remain viable as a farming community they have needed to become very efficient in water use.

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The students visited the Queensland Murray Darling Commission where they participated in a presentation and discussion on environmental flows for river and landuse for ensuring higher water quality without overextraction for irrigation.

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Looking at water quality in farm dams.

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 Water treatment plant visit.

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