Water Farmer

A red exhibit table with a matching red monitor on top. The picture on screen is of a purple house behind a white picket fence, and the title ' Water Farmer' at top of screen.
A red exhibit table with a matching red monitor on top. The picture on screen is of a purple house behind a white picket fence, and the title ' Water Farmer' at top of screen.

Farmers have many important decisions to make on how to allocate water for irrigation, crops and stock management.

How it works

Use the touch screen to make choices about managing water on a virtual farm.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

If you were a farmer, what information would you need to help you make decisions about water allocations?

Background

Farmers must maximise productivity whilst minimising their water use. They also need to consider how water catchments upstream and downstream affect their water supply and whether farming practices need to be altered to save water.