The CRC for Sustainable Rice Production Management Committee questioned whether the CRC
Strategic Plan sufficiently addressed the problem of salinity, (and whether the current portfolio of
salinity-related research projects is sufficient in scope or extent to address the perceived major research needs??????). Therefore a workshop was e identified salinity related research as a deficiency in its Strategic Plan and decided to conduct a workshop. The purpose was conducted to determine whether there are significant areas of important salinity research,, which are not already being addressed by the
programs in placeexisting projects within the CRC or by other research groups.
To this end aThe workshop was held on 25 November 1999, at the CSIRO, CLW, Griffith, NSW. A
list of participants is shown at Table 1. The facilitator was Mr Lloyd Kingham, of NSW
Salinity research covers a huge range of topics. To bring structure to the workshop six dimensions of
salinity research were identified, and these were treated separately. The six dimensions are :
1. Site Specific Salinity Research.
2. Spatial Distribution Issues of Salinity
3. Off-Site Effects of Salinity
4. Effect of Management and Practices
5. Remedial Measures
6. Economics and Optimisation Issues.