A webinar focusing on water trading will be held later this month.
It will be the first in an irrigation webinar series Agriculture Victoria is running during spring.
Senior irrigation extension Officer Rob O'Connor said irrigators and service providers to the irrigation industry were encouraged to join the webinar on September 30.
"This webinar will assist irrigators to make more informed water-trading decisions, and service providers to be better able to assist irrigators with making better water-trading decisions," Mr O'Connor said.
"Nowadays a lot of irrigators rely on the allocation market to source their water.
"Water costs are making up an increasing proportion of overall farm business costs.
"This webinar will discuss the key features of the connected southern Murray Darling Basin water market, as well as the current situation and seasonal outlook for water availability and price.
"The focus will be on providing practical knowledge and tips to inform water trading decisions this season and into the future."
Mr O'Connor said the webinar content was based on irrigator advice and feedback, so should be particularly useful for irrigators.
Guest speaker will be H2OX Water Trading business development manager Craig Feuerherdt.
Topics to be covered at the webinar include:
- Water trading tips for the farm business.
- Situation and outlook for water availability and the market this season, including discussion of the key drivers.
- Different trading zones, water entitlement classes and volumes in the connected southern Murray Darling Basin.
- Relative impact of allocations against different southern MDB water entitlements on overall water supply and the local water price.
- Implications of intervalley trade restrictions.
Registration is required. Please register here.
After registering, a confirmation email containing important information about joining the webinar will be sent.
For technical issues, or for problems with registering online, contact John Paulet on 0429 158 500.
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