Climate Adaptation Flagship
Enabling Australia to adapt more effectively to the impacts of climate change and variability and informing national planning, regulation and investment decisions.
Urban water infrastructure technologies
Developing technologies to improve the nation's water infrastructure to deliver efficient and secure water supply for Australia's growing population and future industries.
Salty waste a potentially sweet deal
Using desalination plants’ hyper-saline discharge in solar salt fields could increase production and halve the space required by conventional salt fields, research that uses technoeconomics is finding.
The urban water security research alliance
Between 2007 and 2012, CSIRO was a major partner of the Urban Water Security Research Alliance, delivering knowledge and solutions to help ensure a sustainable future water supply for the people of South East Queensland.
Distributed systems for urban water
We are providing the scientific rationale for the mainstream adoption of safe and reliable distributed water systems, from household to development scale.
Australia, the driest inhabited continent on Earth, has recognised it must learn to make better use of its water resources and CSIRO is contributing to smarter technologies and more efficient systems.
To meet Australia’s water challenges, smart technologies and more efficient systems are being developed.
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.
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.
Purified recycled water
CSIRO scientists are providing world-class science to advance the knowledge and understanding of purified recycled water to ensure safety and consumer acceptability. (2 pages)