Our research aims to help Australia better manage its river basins and groundwater resources, and improve social, economic and environmental benefits from water resources management. We also apply our expertise internationally to help other countries with water resource management.
Assessing Australia's water resources
Assessing current and future water availability in major water systems across Australia to provide a consistent framework for future water policy and management decisions.
Pilbara Water Resource Assessment
Assessment of long-term water availability in the Pilbara region, to guide responsible resource management into the future.
Flinders and Gilbert Agricultural Resource Assessment
Investigating opportunities for water and agricultural development in the Flinders and Gilbert catchments of north Queensland.
Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment
Assessing water resources of the Great Artesian Basin and potential impacts of climate change and resource development.
Sustainable Yields projects
Comprehensive scientific assessment of current and future water availability in major water systems across Australia, including the Murray-Darling Basin, Northern Australia, Tasmania and south-west Western Australia.
Water Information Research and Development Alliance
Our alliance with the Bureau of Meteorology develops tools to accurately monitor, assess and forecast the availability, condition and use of Australia's water resources.
Water in the resources sector
Research to better understand the risks and impacts associated with Australia’s coal and onshore gas resources for efficient, socially and environmentally responsible development.
Bioregional Assessments Programme
Providing transparent scientific information to better understand the potential impacts of coal seam gas and coal mining developments on water and water-dependent assets.
Gas, oil and CO2 storage
We are assessing the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with Australia's natural gas industry.