Aerial view of the Murrumbidgee River flowing through grazing land near Wagga Wagga, NSW 1999.
Water Resource Assessment Overview
Water Resource Assessment is one of four research themes within the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. This research aims to help Australia better manage its river basins and groundwater resources.
5 August 2009 | Updated 6 July 2012
CSIRO research is supporting increased regional water security while meeting social, environmental and critical human needs.
The Water Resource Assessment Theme research aims to address the issues of water scarcity and sustainability in rural Australia in the face of increasing water use, land use change, and climate change and variability.
The Theme supports regional and basin water resources planning and risk management by providing understanding of changing patterns of water availability and developing better assessment tools.
Through partnerships with government, industry and communities, CSIRO research informs understanding of current and future water availability in Australia and supports informed decision-making.
Find out about the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship.