Sunset over swampy land in northern Australia.

Sunset over wetlands.

The Northern Australia Sustainable Yields Project

This project reported on current and future water availability for the catchments of Northern Australia.

  • 6 May 2011 | Updated 19 November 2013


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CSIRO's Northern Australia Sustainable Yields (NASY) project produced critical information on historical, recent and likely future water availability in a part of Australia that is renowned for its high rainfall, pristine tropical environments and relatively low development.

This information will help governments, industry and communities consider the environmental, social and economic aspects of the sustainable use and management of the water assets of Northern Australia.

Funded by the National Water Commission, the project resulted from a March 2008 decision by the Council of Australian Governments for a comprehensive scientific assessment of water yield in all major water systems across the country.

For more details download the Summary report from the Northern Australia Sustainable Yields Project.