Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney

Sam North

Research hydrologist, NSW DPI

Sam North

Research hydrologist, NSW DPI

Sam North is a Research Hydrologist with NSW Department of Primary Industries based at Deniliquin. Since his appointment to this position in 2002 he has examined ways of improving the agronomic, hydraulic and operational performance of basin irrigation systems used in rice farming systems; determined benchmarks for the profitable use of centre pivot and linear move irrigation; developed management guidelines for the sustainable use of saline-sodic groundwater for irrigation; assessed the salinity tolerance of Australian rice cultivars and updated crop and water management guidelines for groundwater irrigated rice in the Riverina; and investigated soil and water constraints to increased grain productivity from irrigation in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin. He is currently working to develop design guidelines for basin surface irrigation systems in the Rural R&D for Profit funded project “Smarter irrigation for profit”.

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney – Room E5.2 – E5.3

When: Day 1 – Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 16.30 – 17.00

Abstract Outline: This presentation will:
* Describe typical basin systems:
– contour basins for rice
– V-bays for mixed cropping
– Terraced beds-in-bays bankless channel systems
* Detail field measurements made and how they were used to determine:
– Mannings n
– Field scale infiltration rates
* Outline modelling of single basins using WinSRFR
* Outline modelling of hydraulically connected basins using B2B
* Discuss the projects findings and recommendations

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