Urban Water Theme
Urban Water is one of four research themes within the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. This research aims to enable the mainstream adoption of innovative, integrated and sustainable water management for Australia’s cities.
Urban Water Theme
Research from this Water for a Healthy Country Flagship theme aims to provide climate resilient integrated water services that enhance the sustainability and liveability of Australian cities.
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.
The October 2008 issue shows how CSIRO is collaborating with research partners to maintain our scientific edge and help Australia's minerals industry maintain its competitive edge. (12 pages)
The February 2009 issue looks at the latest research in hydrometallurgy and how it is helping alumina, base metals and gold processors. (12 pages)
The February 2011 issue of Process highlights a number of projects where CSIRO’s expertise is being applied to increase the economic and environmental viability of mineral processes. (12 pages)
Our resilient coastal Australia
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is providing Australia's governments, industries and communities with the scientific knowledge, tools and approaches to make wise decisions about our uses of coastal environments.
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.
Microbes turn the heat up on groundwater cleanup
While investigating ways of cleaning up groundwater contamination, CSIRO researchers have discovered that micro-organisms which normally assist the remediation process can actually get too hot for their own good.
Urban Systems Research Program
CSIRO urban research is enabling more sustainable cities through trans-disciplinary research and the development of new technologies and modelling approaches.
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.