Urban Water Systems Engineering
Our research is creating the science and technology needed for more sustainable, efficient and innovative use of Australia’s water resources.
Flagship postgraduate scholarships
National Research Flagships offer full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who wish to work on a Flagship research project.
The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is working internationally to increase the impact of our research and to build our science excellence.
Water Resource Assessment
Research from this Water for a Healthy Country Flagship theme aims to help Australia better manage its river basins and groundwater resources.
Integrated Water Resources Management Theme
The Integrated Water Resources Management Theme is one of four research themes within the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. This research aims to improve the social, economic and environmental benefits from the management of Australia’s rivers and groundwater systems.
Investigating the potential direct, indirect and cumulative impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and coal mining development on water resources.
Water Availability in a Changing Climate
The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is investigating how a changing climate and land use is impacting on Australia's future water security and developing scientific tools and knowledge to help water managers plan accordingly.
Urban Water Technologies stream
The Urban Water Technologies research stream seeks to reduce the costs and environmental footprint of water infrastructure, management and treatment.
Rainwater tanks and heavy metal pollution
Research by CSIRO and Monash University has found the level of heavy metals in some rainwater tanks in Melbourne is higher than acceptable standards for drinking and has uncovered the possible reasons for these high levels.
Securing Melbourne’s water supply
A joint CSIRO-Victorian Government report on implications of potential climate change on Melbourne’s water resources has shown that Melbourne is likely to experience increased average and summer temperatures, reduced rainfall and more extreme climatic events.
We are finding new applications of technology for higher water recovery desalination.