A CSIRO irrigation research laboratory at Griffith in NSW will provide ground-breaking knowledge, skills and technology to the worlds biggest and most intensive irrigation regions under a new United Nations program.
UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has appointed CSIRO Land and Waters Sustainable Irrigation Systems group in Griffith as the HELP (Hydrology, Environment, Life and Policy) Regional Coordinating Unit for the Australasian region.
This means the team in Griffith will help set the research agenda for achieving sustainable irrigation along with stakeholders and scientists from India, China, Pakistan, Philippines, Australia and Oceania. The team will assist some of the poorest countries in the world to develop efficient irrigation for food production whilst sustaining fragile environments.
Geraldine Capp | CSIRO
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