June 13, 2019
Leading Australian water industry companies have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2019 Smart Water Awards. In its 16th year, the Awards recognise and celebrate Alliance members for their leading-edge expertise and innovation.
The Renmark Irrigation Trust (the Trust) received a high commendation in the Innovation in SMEs category at the Ceremony on Friday June 7 for their work on the restoration of Renmark’s floodplain draining basins.
In February 2016, the Trust pursued the goal to rehabilitate its degraded adjacent floodplain, streamlining the water delivery through utilising its existing water delivery infrastructure.
The judges commented that the way the Trust has been able to increase the economic outcomes for the Trust and the community while delivering a positive environmental benefit in the region deserved to be commended.
The Trust was able to demonstrate a way for irrigation districts to operate in a symbiotic manner with environmentally sensitive areas by delivering off-peak irrigation water to degraded floodplains.
The demonstrated ability to utilise existing infrastructure to return environmental water can be used as a blueprint for other agencies throughout the Murray Darling Basin.
Thank you to Award Naming Sponsor:
Sponsor of the Innovation in SMEs Award