Liquaforce and the Water quality program
What Is The Water Quality Project?
Funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Great Barrier Reef Foundation Water Quality projects identify priority catchments and targets for reducing pollution from catchments flowing to the Reef for more information click here.
Through funding allocated by the Water Quality Program, LiquaForce’s LAND HUB Project is being rolled out in three different cane growing locations along Queensland’s eastern seaboard.
The LAND HUB Project is being rolled out by the Mackay Whitsunday Water Quality Program builds on the significant efforts of local farmers and the agricultural community to make water quality improvements on the Great Barrier Reef, and focuses on improving the quality of water flowing from the Pioneer and Plane Creek catchments to the Reef by reducing the amount of dissolved inorganic nitrogen.
The Lower Herbert Water Quality program is aiming to prevent 140 tonnes of dissolved inorganic nitrogen from entering the Reef’s waters every year.
The Lower Herbert Water Quality Program is working with sugarcane farmers to increase understanding of farm management practices that improve productivity, profitability and sustainability of their farms.
The Water Quality project and LiquaForce are working with 10 growers across 2,000ha in the Tully-Johnston catchment.