Call for technology ideas to support NSW water reforms
The opportunity to apply for a share in $500,000 in funding for new technology solutions to support best practice management and monitoring of water is up for offer to industry, researchers and academics.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW Government’s new Water Pilot Technology Program will help to create the ‘next generation’ of water management systems in NSW.
“We’re opening up this $500,000 program to local researchers and industry to find the best technologies and solutions to improve management of this most precious resource,” he said.
“We have plenty of smarts here in the region and I encourage local industry, researchers and academics to get involved and find out more about the program and contribute their ideas.
“The funding will support ideas that improve how we manage compliance with water legislation, as well as improving protection of environmental water through our rivers,” Mr Anderson said.
Minister for Regional Water, Niall Blair said the program was part of the broader package of work being driven by the Government’s Water Reform Action Plan.
“Improving the transparency of how we share, allocate, account for and manage water in NSW is at the heart of our reforms and we want to be using the best technology Australia and the world can offer,” Mr Blair said.
The Water Pilot Technology Program is now open for grant applications and applications close on Monday 23 April 2018 at 9am AEST.
More information and how to apply visit: https://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/water-reform/water-pilot-technology-program