The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) will convene the seventh Australian Wine Industry Environment Conference in Adelaide in late September.
The key message is Smart Business through better management of the environment, which is critical to the future sustainability of the wine industry in Australia. The program is will focus on three key areas:
- Water – strategic asset management, cost control, regional solutions, future climate impacts;
- Energy – strategic supply and demand management, tariffs and cost control, smart use of resources, and operational efficiency; and
- Adaptation – efficiency improvements, infrastructure management, and examples from vineyards and wineries on immediate actions as well as longer term. These key themes are all significant to future business sustainability.
Participants will learn about future trends in environmental management and meet leading decision makers in this area. The preservation of the environment and natural resources upon which the wine industry depends, is an essential factor for sustaining the future of the wine industry – from vineyards and wineries to global supply chains.