Australia has a highly variable climate with a naturally occurring cycle of wet and dry periods. Droughts are an expected product of this variability, although their severity and frequency may change in the future.

  • Drought and farming

    CSIRO research is assisting farmers with technologies and tools to manage during periods of drought.

  • Groundwater replenishment helping drought-proof Perth

    Groundwater replenishment could supply up to 20 per cent of Perth's drinking water needs.

    Primary topic: Resilient cities of the 21st century

  • Drought in south-east Australia

    We are working to understand the complexities of climate variability, climate change and drought in eastern Australia so that industry and local communities and respond to the challenges and opportunities of a changing climate.


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