Fact Sheet

Evaporation mitigating solution for Australian cotton water storages

Research being conducted as part of this project is identifying more effective mono-layer solutions that can be used in conjunction with physical barriers to mitigate wind impacts on monolayer films, reducing water storage evaporation losses.

During the 2019/20 period the most promising monolayer product and barrier material for on farm trials were selected. Optimization of barrier material design and structure lead to a reduced evaporation in tank trials by 31%. This material used in combination with the monolayer showed an evaporation reduction of 49% in small scale trials.

Medium-scale field trials are currently underway with channel trials being conducted at the Yanco Agriculture Institute.

For further information download the fact sheet or contact Prof. Greg Qiao, Project Leader. Contact details in downloadable PDF.