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Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 11 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
CSIRO and an international team of experts have calculated the extent of soil carbon loss from wind erosion and dust storms.
CSIRO and the Australian National University have correlated CO2 fertilisation with an increase in foliage cover in arid areas in Australia, North America, the Middle East and Africa.
CSIRO scientists are applying their knowledge in transboundary river basin management in some of the poorest parts of Asia.
CSIRO have partnered with Ziltek Pty Ltd to commercialise a new hand-held device for the rapid in-field analysis of petroleum contamination in soil.
- The Soil and Landscape program is providing the science to help sustain productivity and improve the condition of our soil resources.
- The Surface Water Hydrology program's research in hydrological modelling and predicting climate, land use and development impacts on water, guides water resources management and planning.
- The Groundwater Hydrology program provides robust science to underpin effective water resource planning for the sustainable use of Australia's groundwater resources.
- The Environmental Information Systems research program develops services and tools which turn data into information and knowledge.
- The Environmental Earth Observation program develops applications that integrate observations with models to inform management and policy in key national and international priority areas.
- The Catchment Biogeochemistry and Aquatic Ecology program provides the tools to deliver integrated and sustainable catchment and waterway management.
- The Contaminant Chemistry and Ecotoxicology program characterises contaminants in landscapes and water bodies, and measures and predicts their effects on biota in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
- Our expertise in water reuse, resource recovery and environmental processing is addressing urban, environmental and industry demands.
- Our research is creating the science and technology needed for more sustainable, efficient and innovative use of Australia’s water resources.
CSIRO Land and Water is one of CSIRO's largest divisions with more than 500 staff located around Australia.
Dr Paul Bertsch is Chief of one of the nation's largest land and water research teams.
Dr Jennifer Stauber is Deputy Chief for one of the nation's largest land and water research teams.
Dr Smith is a well-respected soil chemist with a significant national and international profile in water and nitrogen cycling in agricultural and natural ecosystems.
Dr Peter Hairsine’s research areas include sediment transport in agricultural and forested landscapes and mitigation strategies for improving water quality.
CSIRO Land and Water employs and develops state-of-the art facilities and equipment to conduct its research.
CSIRO Land and Water can provide state-of-the-art testing and analytical services and facilities on a fee for service basis.
An interactive guide with colour digital imagery to assist in the identification of aquatic invertebrates.
With more than 500 staff across ten locations around Australia, CSIRO Land and Water is positioned to tackle issues from regional to national scale.
CSIRO’s Black Mountain laboratories are the central research facilities of CSIRO Plant Industry, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences and CSIRO Land and Water.
CSIRO at the Waite Campus undertakes a range of research in land and water management, sustainable farming systems, precision agriculture, plant science and mathematics and statistics.
The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.
CSIRO’s Highett laboratories in Melbourne’s south-east is home to advanced processing, materials and infrastructure research, sustainable ecosystems, and CSIRO's Victorian Science Education Centre.
CSIRO’s site at Clayton, Victoria is adjacent to Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron. More than 800 staff members work in energy, resources, forestry, manufacturing, chemicals, health, information, agribusiness and more.
CSIRO Land and Water has productive relationships with state and national land and water agencies, research institutes and the private sector throughout Australia and overseas.
ASRIS is a collation of the best available, nationally consistent data and information on Australia’s soil and land resources. It facilitates better planning and decision making.
Since 2008, CSIRO has been working with more than 100 scientists across all continents of the world to build a new Global Soil Map.
A model for the national cooperation and collaboration of information on soil and land resources.
ANDS is building the Australian Research Data Commons: a cohesive collection of research resources from all research institutions, to make better use of Australia's research outputs.
The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre working to protect and enhance the natural assets of the Murray-Darling Basin.
Information and links to CSIRO Land and Water scientific publications.
Information and links to Water for a Healthy Country Flagship scientific publications.
CSIRO has completed, for the Australian Government, an investigation of opportunities for water and agricultural development in the Flinders and Gilbert catchments of north Queensland.
CSIRO is reappraising the water resources of the Great Artesian Basin, which underlies about one-fifth of the Australian continent.
CSIRO, through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, is undertaking research to underpin the effective management of water quality in the Great Barrier Reef.
The South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative's research aimed to improve our understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change and variability in south-eastern Australia, and improve projections of future climate.
Improving the management of Australia’s water resources through the delivery of value-added water information products.
CSIRO Land and Water overview brochure [PDF 1.02MB]
CSIRO Land and Water organisational structure [PDF 23KB]
+61 8 9333 6221
Christian Laboratory, Clunies Ross Street
Black Mountain ACT 2601
GPO Box 1666