Increasing costs associated with water and energy use and reduced water availability will see the Australian wine industry face major challenges in the coming years. Water use productivity improvements will continue to be critical to the industries long term survival and new methods and techniques for monitoring crop water use from the plant to the regional level will be important for benchmarking and improving water use productivity across the industry.

This project developed and investigated the use of new emerging satellite water use monitoring technology combined with on-ground weather station data and seven day forecast reference evapotranspiration data for providing irrigators with estimated actual and forecast crop water use information using a range of information delivery platforms from mobile phones to web based platforms.

The final report can be found online.