Biodiversity and Water - Program 4

The Biodiversity and Water program focuses on improving biodiversity and water management, although other benefits are also targeted. Delivery of good outcomes for biodiversity and water will be greatest when linked to profitable changes in agricultural systems. Our research is developing decision methods and strategies that will significantly improve the system benefits delivered through perennial plants in agricultural lands.

The program’s activities are focused on creating:

  • Management and decision packages that promote farming systems which integrate production and biodiversity
  • Catchment models and management strategies for new perennial vegetation systems that maintain water quantity in priority water supply catchments while improving water quality.

Projects within the Biodiversity and Water program are:


Biodiversity and Water Program Leader: Ken Wallace.


Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.

This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.

Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.

The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.