Message from the Director
For those of us involved in water research in Australia, 2007 has been a big year. The need for information, data and planning tools continues to escalate, as concern focuses on how, as a nation, we manage what appears to be a continued drying trend in southern Australia. Read more...
Novel new membrane could cut CO2 emissions and purify water
A new plastic membrane has been developed as part of an international collaboration involving researchers from Hanyang University in Korea, the University of Texas and CSIRO, through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. Read more...
MDB water assessment project in final stages
The Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields (MDBSY) project is due to wrap up early in 2008. The project team are focussing on completing the technical work of the project and finalising the extensive write up of results and methods. Read more...
$50M Research Alliance tackles urban water sustainability
A $50m partnership between the Queensland Government, CSIRO, University of Queensland and Griffith University has been signed to establish the SEQ URBAN WATER SECURITY RESEARCH ALLIANCE. Read more...
Tracking how groundwater goes with the flow
Researchers from the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, working with the New South Wales Department of Water and Energy, have developed a new method of quantifying water movement between rivers and underlying groundwater systems. Read more...
Research into water impacts on plantations leads to world-first policy change
Research on plantation water use in South Australia's Green Triangle region has convinced the SA Government of the need for a policy change to recognise the impact on water resources of pine and blue gum plantations. Read more...
Planning landscapes of the future
Imagine a decision-making tool which can look at how a range of possible natural resource management actions could impact on the condition of sensitive and important areas of Australia. Read more...
Economic assessment of acquiring water for environmental flows in the Murray Basin
New research into the economic impact of reallocating water in the River Murray Basin from agriculture to the environment supports targeted water buying for environmental flows. Read more...
Eastern Australian drought connected with El Nino
Research conducted through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has confirmed using satellite observations of soil moisture suggested that the drought conditions experienced in eastern Australia since 2000 have a strong connection with El Nino. Read more...
WA team makes a big splash in groundwater management
Research by CSIRO's Urban Water Environments team has culminated in significant advances in coastal resource management, by linking land management practices with near-shore marine health. Read more...
It's so good it's been bottled
Stormwater previously left to flow down drains has been bottled and even drunk by a Prime Minister to demonstrate the innovation possible in our urban water resources. Read more...
Monitoring leaky landscapes
A new index, developed through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, utilises high resolution remote sensing tools to help land managers monitor the health, or ‘leakiness', of grazed, arid and semiarid landscapes. Read more...
Thinking Water and Climate: Hydrological Consequences of Climate Change
A scientific statement to help shape the future research agenda across the disciplines of hydrology and climate science will be developed as a result of a Canberra symposium this month. Read more...
What's in Our Water: The significance of trace organic compounds
CSIRO's Discovery Centre hosted the 2nd Australian Symposium on Ecological Risk Assessment and Management of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Australasian Environment on November 21-22. Read more...
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