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Chinese delegation visits Goulburn Valley

A delegation from the The Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China visited Greater Shepparton to study opportunities exploring Australian drought and flood management strategies. Supported by the World Bank the group visited Dookie Campus and met with experts from Shepparton Council and the GBCMA.

At Dookie Campus the delegation inspected the $4.5 million Science Technology and Innovation Irrigation Research Project. Focus was on the technology and software that enables irrigators to increase production whilst reducing water waste.

“The delegation toured the University of Melbourne’s agricultural enterprises including broad acre, orchard, vineyards and dairies, focussing on drought impacts and management strategies as well as various irrigation delivery methods including subsurface tape, flood and drip methods. “

Visiting the Greater Shepparton Council Offices, the delegation met with Greg McKenzie, Manager Sustainability and Environment and Guy Tinney from Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.

The group was briefed on the recently completed Flood Warning Project for Shepparton and Mooroopna by experts from the Council and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority” The briefing session also focussed on work being undertaken by the GBCMA in relation to the Lower Goulburn rehabilitation option.”

For further information please contact: Sarah Parker (Development and Projects Coordinator) on (03) 5833 9274 or email

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