A delegation of Chilean officials has visited Australia to seek advice on water resource management best practice.


The delegation, including national irrigation authority CNR, Filipe Martin, sought advice on dealing with periods of prolonged drought.


“The key is to have a long-term plan, which must ensure that water is used in the most effective way possible and that existing volumes aren't overestimated,” South Australian Water and Sustainability Minister Paul Caica told Chilean news service Emol.


Chile currently dams around 4 per cent of its fresh water supplies, but is experiencing drought conditions that has drained much of the country’s reservoirs.