Irrigation consumes approximately 2.5% of New Zealand’s energy generation. This figure will continue to grow as NZ’s irrigated area expands, and existing irrigation upgrades to modern pressurised systems. To minimise future energy consumption, IrrigationNZ and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) are working in partnership to improve irrigation energy use efficiency. Evaluation of irrigation system design and management has proven there are significant gains in energy efficiency to be made, particularly through better irrigation management. Improved irrigation energy use and water use efficiency are key to a sustainable irrigation future.
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Today’s announcement of an additional $90 million funding for irrigation is great news for New Zealand communities, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. “Sustainable irrigated agriculture is New Zealand’s future. It underpins many of the provincial economies on the east coast….. Read more
The release of ‘Our fresh water 2017’ is a call to action for all New Zealanders, says IrrigationNZ CEO, Andrew Curtis. The report measures fresh water quality, quantity and flows, biodiversity and cultural health. “This report highlights the impact we….. Read more
IrrigationNZ has spent the summer gathering data on farms around Canterbury to get a better, more accurate understanding of irrigation efficiency. The results, say INZ Project Manager, Steve Breneger, will provide a benchmark for progress. “We’ve been on-farm for the….. Read more
August 8 @ 8:30 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm
Irrigation fundamentals is a 2 day course targeting new entrants to the industry and frontline staff of businesses and organisations that provide services to the irrigation industry. The aim of the 2 days is to give people a comprehensive overview of the….. Read more
September 18 @ 8:30 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Gain the skills and knowledge to carry out assessments of irrigation systems in order to determine how efficiently they are operating. This Level 4 NZQA certificate runs for 7 months and requires some previous knowledge and experience in irrigation. You….. Read more
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