Wales, part of the U.K. is establishing eight innovation and resilience hubs across the country to help farmers, organizations and communities prepare and respond to drought in order to remain resilient. 

In Southern New South Wales, they are planning the opening of a Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub for their region.

The hubs will support development and uptake of innovative technologies and practices that improve drought resilience, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud.

In South Wales, Charles Sturt University, will also oversee the co-design with farmers and communities of these projects to ensure needs are met within the region to attain resiliency and continuity in the event of a natural disaster such as drought.

“Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs have come about through the forward-thinking Future Drought Fund – a long term, sustained investment of $100 million each year to build drought preparedness,” Minister Littleproud said. “The Southern New South Wales Hub will be a shopfront for farmers to access innovative technologies and practices that enable them to be more prepared and resilient to drought."