Water shows its worth
Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies have been used to calculate and compare the economic value of water used in the minerals sector with that used in the industrial and agricultural sectors.
Urban planning overview
We're helping to revitalise Australia’s cities with new design, planning and engineering technologies.
Australia’s cities are vast, inter-connected systems that pose complex planning issues - CSIRO is helping revitalise our urban environment with new design, planning and engineering technologies.
Threatened species and ecosystems of coastal north Queensland
North Queensland's coastal lowlands have been extensively cleared for agriculture and housing, but the remnant patches of forest that remain among the farmlands are still rich in biodiversity, and support a number of well known threatened species. This project aims to improve their chances of long-term survival.
Understanding tropical cyclones
Tropical cyclones threaten northern Australia every year. Recent Australian flooding and cyclonic events can be largely explained by a strong La Niña. However, sea surface temperatures off the northern Australian coast in 2011 were at or near record levels. The extremely high sea surface temperatures are part of a significant warming of the oceans that has been observed in the past 50 years. These pages provide some information about the causes, occurrence and impacts of tropical cyclones.
Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country’s Environment
A must read book for politicians, policy makers, practioners and anyone with an interest in Australia's environment. All the authors of the chapters in this book are leaders in the field and each was ask: 'What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment?'
CSIRO is able to offer thermometrics services - a technique used to establish the water salinity and the time of trapping of inclusions in rocks.
Spectacled Flying Fox
Management of the Spectacled Flying Fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) is one of the most contentious natural resource issues in the Wet Tropics. Like other flying foxes, P. conspicillatus is highly mobile and lives at a large spatial scale, crossing mountains, rivers and habitat boundaries.
Monitoring water quality in South-East Queensland
CSIRO is helping to develop water quality monitoring programs for the bays, estuaries and freshwaters of South-East Queensland.
CSIRO worked with government, industry, universities and the community to develop a water quality management strategy for the bays, estuaries and freshwaters of South-East Queensland.
Supporting communities to understand change in the Surat Basin
The collective skills and experience of Sustainable Communities Initiative partners has helped to guide local agencies and groups in the sustainable management of regional expansion associated with a resource boom in the Surat Basin in southern Queensland, Australia.
Soil carbon: the basics
Soil organic carbon is a complex and varied mixture of materials and makes up a small but vital part of all soils.
Guidelines for surveying soil and land resources
This publication promotes the development and implementation of consistent methods and standards for conducting soil and land resource surveys in Australia. These surveys are primarily field operations that aim to identify, describe, map and evaluate the various kinds of soil or land resources in specific areas.