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The challenge

Droughts are a recurrent event in Australia

Droughts are well-known in Australia with far-reaching impacts, affecting communities, agriculture, ecosystems and the national economy.

Reducing the impacts of drought for farmers and communities.

In future, more frequent and severe droughts are predicted for many parts of Australia. And southern Australia is expected to experience less rainfall in general.

This pressing national challenge requires new responses to improve Australia's preparedness and resilience before the next drought.

A broad perspective that considers the needs of different stakeholders is required to build economic, environmental and social resilience against drought.

Our response

An integrated, national approach

We are working with government, industry, community, research and investment partners to reduce the impacts of drought by 2030.

We are investing in exploratory projects, as well as working with partners to investigate ways to reduce the impacts of future droughts and build drought resilience.

Making climate data accessible for farmers

We've delivered My Climate View, a digital information product to help farmers improve their climate resilience. We're continuing to enhance and expand the online tool with the Bureau of Meteorology through the Climate Services for Agriculture program, which is funded by the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.

Grant program to spark innovative ideas

In 2023, we launched the Emerge program in partnership with Western Australia's (WA) Grower Group Alliance. Grants totalling $22,000 were split between three WA-based growers to progress ideas to improve their water efficiency.

See below for more case studies.

Our progress to reduce drought impacts case studies

Partner with us to tackle Australia’s big challenges

To join us or learn more about the missions program, please contact us.

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