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Knowledge grows for Murray flows

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has completed the first knowledge synopsis of the River Murray region, which identifies knowledge and knowledge gaps as well as identifying potential collaboration and research opportunities.

Overview of CSIRO Water Quality Research in the Great Barrier Reef, 2003 – 2008

An overview of the research highlights, impacts and future directions of CSIRO's research to underpin the effective management of water quality in the Great Barrier Reef 2003-2008. (40 pages)

Dr Bill Young: Lead Water Resources Management Specialist, South Asia Region Water Initiative, World Bank

Dr Bill Young has 12 years professional experience in river catchment research, modelling and management.

Ms Karen Rouse: Theme Leader, Urban Water, Water for a Healthy Country Flagship

Ms Karen Rouse is helping to improve the management of urban water resources.

Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2

Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.

CSIRO appoints new leader of water research

CSIRO has announced the appointment of Dr Carol Couch as Director of the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship. With an investment of more than A$80 million dollars per annum the Flagship is the largest research partnership focusing on water in Australia.

Dr Lu Zhang: researching climate, vegetation and water interactions

Dr Lu Zhang is researching catchment scale water balance in relation to climate and vegetation change and developing models to predict the hydrological responses.

National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

Mapping groundwater-dependent ecosystems for the GDE Atlas using satellite imagery.

Dr Konrad Miotliński: researching managed aquifer recharge and environmental impacts of coal seam gas development

Dr Konrad Miotliński is researching clogging and water quality changes during managed aquifer recharge operations and assessing the impacts of coal seam gas activities on the environment.

Dr Keith L. Bristow: Managing integrated water resources

Dr Keith L. Bristow’s primary research areas include soil physics, vadose zone hydrology, groundwater hydrology, irrigated systems and integrated water resources management.

Mr Geoff Podger: enabling equitable and efficient use of water in complex river systems

Mr Geoff Podger leads the Integrated Basin Modelling Stream for CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship.

Dr Glen Walker: providing the science to underpin improved management of regional water supplies

Dr Glen Walker researches groundwater hydrology, salinity and the use of isotopes for unsaturated zone hydrology to gain a better understanding of groundwater flow systems and water quality.

Mr Andrew Freebairn: software developer

Mr Andrew Freebairn primary research areas include environmental software development that provides systems that integrate hydrologic models and data.

Recharge-Discharge Estimation Suite: a nationally consistent approach to recharge and discharge estimation in data poor areas

The Recharge-Discharge Estimation software suite provides water managers with valuable tools to estimate groundwater recharge and/or discharge in areas where no field based recharge or discharge studies have been undertaken.

Losing Streams: interconnection of surface and groundwater systems

This research collaboration investigated how groundwater resources are replenished from rivers in the NSW portion of the Murray–Darling Basin.

Assessing the impact of plantations on water allocations

CSIRO scientists have developed modelling techniques to estimate how large-scale plantation forestry expansion might affect stream flows from catchments.

Dr Ian Overton: researching the multiple values and benefits of water resources

Dr Ian Overton leads the Water Values and Benefits Stream in CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship.

Dr David Lemon: leading water information systems research

Dr David Lemon leads CSIRO's work into the development of future water information systems.

Rainwater tank systems: optimising design to minimise energy use

CSIRO research is investigating the energy consumption of different rainwater tank systems to optimise their design configurations to minimise energy use.

Advancing knowledge on water sensitive urban design

CSIRO scientists conducted the 'ICON Water Sensitive Urban Developments' study for the National Water Commission. Researchers identified knowledge gaps and barriers in the implementation and uptake of these developments.

River Murray floodplain inundation model

A research and decision support tool for environmental flow management in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Defining climate scenarios for water planning in the Murray-Darling Basin

CSIRO researchers have provided the Murray-Darling Basin Authority with a report defining climate scenarios to aid the development of the first Basin Plan.

Dr Carol Couch: Director, Water for a Healthy Country Flagship

Dr Carol Couch leads the largest water research partnership in Australia.

Estimating the water yield of south-west Western Australia under a changing climate

The South-west Western Australia Sustainable Yields project is the most comprehensive assessment of water yield in 2030 in Western Australia ever undertaken. (4 pages)

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