This guide has been designed to help irrigators through the process of constructing a freshwater storage facility for irrigation – also known as building a dam!
It takes you through each part of the dam-building process – from concept through to construction and sign-off. It includes information on council requirements and engaging professionals (like designers and engineers).
What will a dam mean to you and your farming system?
A correctly designed and constructed pond will provide:
Through the feasibility, design and construction phases of the pond you need to ensure:
It introduces the fundamental questions that need to be answered before, and whilst engaging third party professionals, to deliver the most suitable on-farm storage option for your needs.
The audience for this book are irrigators who are looking to build small embankment dams or embankment storage ponds.
It provides a detailed outline of the decision making process required to ensure you build storage that is best suited to your needs along with basic design and construction information.
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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
September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Proudly supported by our Training Partners TRAINING FOR IRRIGATION OPERATORS AND MANAGERS – IMPROVE YOUR IRRIGATION SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE CROMWELL Where: Otago Polytech, Bannockburn Rd, Cromwell – Rm 12 When: 10am- 4pm Tuesday 26th September 2017 Cost: IrrigationNZ Members $350 +GST….. Read more
Labour water tax to be $1m per annum for irrigators and water bottlers t.co/x13FoFyR4N