Case studies

​Hear from people whose farms and businesses are profiting from their water-saving projects.

Stuart Pettigrew, citrus grower

Find out how Stuart Pettigrew aims to increase his yield to 45–50 tonnes of fruit per hectare while saving 12 megalitres of water to help restore our river system.

Stuart’s project was delivered by the South Australian Murray–Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in 2018 during the program’s pilot phase.

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John Rapisarda, vineyard operator

We visit vineyard operator John Rapisarda who has reduced costs and improved performance of his vines while helping to restore river health for his own farm and those of future generations.

This project was delivered by the South Australian Murray–Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in 2017 during the program’s pilot phase.

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Warren Doecke, dairy farmer

Dairy farmer Warren Doecke shows how he has improved his irrigation system to get more water going straight to where it is needed—into producing pasture for his cattle.

Project delivered by the South Australian Murray–Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in 2017 during the program’s pilot phase.

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Dave Reilly, date and grape farmer

We visit Dave Reilly in the South Australian Riverland to find out how he’s modernised his wine grape and date farms while saving 44.5 megalitres of water.

This project was delivered by the South Australian Murray–Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in 2017 during the program’s pilot phase.

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