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TR201625

Guidelines for reasonable irrigation water requirements in the Waikato region

Report: TR 2016/25

Author: Channa Rajanayaka, Peter Brown and Andres Jaramillo (Aqualinc Research Limited). 

About this report

The purpose of this report is to present the approach and results of a multi-staged project undertaken by Waikato Regional Council (WRC) to develop guidelines for reasonable daily and seasonal irrigation water requirements. This work is carried out to implement the Waikato Regional Plan Policy 3.4.3.2a(iii) (Efficient Use of Water) and Method 3.4.5.3 (Crop and Pasture Monitoring Programme). This project was completed by Aqualinc Research Limited (Aqualinc) in consultation with WRC and inputs from stakeholders.

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Guidelines for reasonable irrigation water requirements in the Waikato region. 
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Contents

  Acknowledgments
  List of Abbreviations
  List of Acronyms
  Executive Summary
1 Introduction
2 Water Balance Modelling
3 Crops
4 Irrigation
5 Phase 2: Field Verification
6 Peer review of the project
7 Phase 3: Final Guidelines
8 References