- Providing guidance on priority issues impacting the drought and climate resilience of farming systems, their industries and communities.
- Linking the Hub to end users by gathering and sharing knowledge, coordinating local activities and support Hub activities.
South West NRM is one of eight Regional Node Leads to help local producers and their communities adapt to drought and the changing climate.
The Regional Node Leads were selected by the South West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, hosted by Grower Group Alliance, as a key component of the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund. They are tasked with providing guidance on drought and climate resilience, and shaping transformational measures for farming systems, their industries and communities.
In its role as Regional Node Lead for Bunbury and the broader region (including north of Bunbury and Perth) South West NRM, in partnership with Perth NRM, will gather and share knowledge, coordinate local activities and support Hub activities to increase the uptake of drought resilience practices and technologies.
The Future Drought Fund aims to provide secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives and help Australian farms and communities prepare for the impacts of drought. South West NRM is one of 50 South West WA Hub Consortium Partners, which are providing cash and in-kind co-contributions worth several million dollars.
More information about the Future Drought Fund and the South West WA Hub are available here or by watching the video below:
The Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs Program received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.