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International water research and development

Afghanistan National Water Information System development

Transforming water management through information provision.

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.

International water research and development

Sustaining groundwater management in Bangladesh

Researchers from Bangladesh and Australia are working together with policy makers to understand the sustainable level of water use, particularly groundwater use, for irrigation in the northwest region of Bangladesh.

Beijing, China

Our solar tech commercialised in China

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.

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Insect protected cowpeas

We are part of a global project to improve cowpea production in Africa and are making progress towards incorporating ‘built-in’ insect pest protection that could help to reduce food shortages in the region.

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.

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Chengdu, South East Asia



Hiratsuka, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Yokohama, Japan

International water research and development

International water research and development

Daru Island, Papua New Guinea

Yule Island, Papua New Guninea

South-East Asia