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Best Practice Guide for Water and Waste Management in the Queensland Wine Industry
The Department of Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development is working in partnership with the Queensland wine industry, other Queensland Government
Departments, relevant Commonwealth agencies/organisations and interested industry
- support the growth of the Queensland wine industry
- implement the Wine Industry Development Strategy
- market and promote Queensland wine
- coordinate Government resources focusing on wine
- promote Queensland wine interstate, nationally and overseas.
The Wine Industry Development Strategy covers the three stages of the wine industry
process chain, including:
o wine production; and
o marketing and distribution.
This strategy supports the actions of all levels of government, industry and stakeholders
with a role in the development of the Queensland wine industry. In recognition of the
importance of gaining a comprehensive view of the industry, its issues and opportunities, a consultation program involving a series of industry forums and information gathering workshops in regional locations and Brisbane was held. The outcomes of the workshops provided the basis for the Wine Industry Development Strategy.
Citation: FSA Consulting (2006) "Best Practice Guide for Water and Waste Management in the Queensland Wine Industry", Report prepared for the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and the Queensland Department of Tourist, Fair Trading and wine Industry Development. May 2006.
Review of Water Assessment Methodologies and Application to Australian Agriculture
Water use is perhaps the primary resource allocation issue facing Australia. With the proliferation of ap-proaches to estimating ‗water useĎ for agricultural products and confusion over the meaning of these data, Australian agricultural industries have sought a robust, sound method that can be used to develop meaningful results at the product level. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is an ideal tool for achieving this, though clear methods for assessment are still under development. In particular, LCA can draw from traditional water engi-neering and water footprinting (WF) approaches, while developing methods and impact assessment catego-ries to contribute to a better understanding of water management. Considering these frameworks are more widely accepted than LCA, results need to be understandable in this context. This paper investigates several methods for collecting water inventory data in the Australian context.
Citation: Wiedemann, SG and McGahan, EM (2010) "Review of Water Assessment Methodologies and Application to Australian Agriculture", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector, Bari, Italy 2010, p 425-430