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Dairy farmers show and tell with shire planners

Dairy farmers across the state are working towards meeting new standards in the recently revised Code of Practice (the Code) for Dairy Farm Effluent Management 2021,  and by doing so are helping to keep waterways healthy and reduce their fertiliser bill. Farmers in the Geographe catchment are on the front foot after years of working...
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New Chair of Vasse Taskforce appointed

South West Region MLC Hon Jackie Jarvis, appointed as new Chair of the Vasse Taskforce Vasse Taskforce to continue McGowan Government’s ongoing commitment to the waterways of the Geographe Bay catchment. New Taskforce Chair replaces former Chair, Hon Dr Sally Talbot MLC Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced the appointment of Hon Jackie Jarvis MLC...
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uPtake wins AWA Award

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) uPtake program has been recognised for its contribution to Research and Development Excellence at the Australian Water Association Awards held recently. uPtake was acknowledged for its innovative science to improve water quality in South West WA waterways and estuaries. The program is a partnership between DWER, the...
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Science informing management of the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands this summer

The complexities of managing water quality and ecology in the Vasse Estuary over summer were shared with the community at a science update hosted by GeoCatch. Scientists from the Departments of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER), Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Edith Cowan University presented to 48 members of the community on proposed summer...
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Field day to share fertiliser science

Farmers attended an uPtake Trials Field Day in September to see firsthand two fertiliser trials underway in the Geographe Bay Catchment. As the sun was shining, the project partners shone a light on some of the outcomes of the trials so far. Local farmer Brett Sue said that he is interested in how this research...
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Complexity of flood protection revealed

There was a full bus for the Flood protection in Busselton bus tour held recently, as 57 community members witnessed firsthand the complexity of the local drainage network. The tour was organised in response to community concerns over flood risk during winter, visiting the Sabina River detention basin, Vasse Diversion Drain culverts, Vasse surge barrier...
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