The Afghan government, together with its development partners, is working hard to address the country’s water challenges.
This project is part of the Australian government's commitment to supporting water sector reform in Afghanistan and will provide Afghanistan with a functioning water information system, through ongoing collaboration between CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Afghanistan’s National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA).
Outcomes will provide water information to planners and citizens alike. Planners can use data and information to guide investment in the water sector and citizens can get information services like water allocation or reservoir water status to plan water use or minimise water risks.
Our heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
Our solar thermal technology combined with China's manufacturing capability will help expedite and deliver solar thermal as an important source of renewable energy in China. It will also help commercialise this emerging technology on a larger scale.
Cowpeas are an important food crop in Sub-Saharan Africa but yields are often reduced by more than 80 per cent due to pests and diseases.
By developing improved breeding material, CSIRO also aims to transfer knowledge of the technology to Africa to help combat one of the major pests that affect cowpeas – the legume pod borer.