Tasmania Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

The Tasmanian Hub is led by the University of Tasmania (UTAS). The hub will build the capabilities of farmers and rural communities to better prepare for drought. It will do this by bringing together researchers, farmers, industry, natural resource managers and traditional owners to co-design relevant and innovative solutions.


The Australian Government will contribute $8 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund. Hub partners will provide co-contributions of $13.2 million over 4 years.


FDF Hub map TAS

Tasmanian Hub and node locations

The core site is at UTAS’ Hobart campus. Hub nodes in Launceston, Burnie, Forthside and Elliot will provide places for collaboration where farmers can connect with drought resilience expertise to increase the adoption of drought-resilience practices.

Key industries

Key industries include dairy, livestock, wool, vegetables, fruit, agro-forestry and various field crops.

Major focus

Competing demands for water intensify during droughts. The hub will empower farmers, water managers and other service providers to embrace new technology and practices to build drought resilience. The hub will see Tasmania’s high-value, clean, green image sustained internationally.

TAS Hub leaders

Director: Associate Professor Katherine Jeanne Evans

Knowledge Broker: Dr Liana Williams



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Hub members

  • Beanstalk Agtech Pty Ltd
  • Bush Heritage Australia
  • Cape Herbert Pty Ltd
  • Cradle Coast Authority
  • Definium Technologies Pty Ltd
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd
  • Hydro-Electric Corporation
  • Moe Associates Trust
  • Northern Tasmania Natural Resource Management Association Inc
  • Private Forests Tasmania
  • Rural Business Tasmania Inc
  • Soils for Life Trust
  • Southern Cross University
  • Southern Regional Natural Resource Management Association
  • Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
  • Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd
  • Tasmanian Land Conservancy Inc
  • Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Inc


Document Pages File size
Future Drought Fund: Tasmanian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub PDF  2 281 KB
Future Drought Fund: Tasmanian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub DOCX  2 886 KB

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Last reviewed: 21 September 2021
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