Irrigation New Zealand has launched a framework called SMART Irrigation to ensure that future irrigation in New Zealand is implemented and managed sustainably. This is a first for irrigation in New Zealand.
The SMART (Sustainably Managed, Accountable, Responsible and Trusted) framework provides three simple steps for irrigators to better manage their environmental footprint.
(1) Design future irrigation systems to industry standards and codes of practice
(2) Annually check the irrigation system is performing as it should