In the Murray-Darling Basin, consumptive water use coupled with high natural variability in river flows has resulted in declines in environmental condition in many ecological systems.
CSIRO’s research is playing a crucial role in supporting decision making in Australia’s largest river basin.
Murray floodplain inundation model
A research and decision support tool for environmental flow management in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Wetlands within the Murray-Darling Basin provide critical waterbird habitats, however the quality and availability of these sites are influenced by our water and vegetation management decisions.
Spatial tool MDB
Water is highly contested in the Murray-Darling Basin with use of water by irrigators and the environment in conflict.
Murray-Darling Basin sustainable yields papers
We have completed a series of reports which assessed current and future water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Murray-Darling Basin sustainable yields overview
In 2007 and 2008, the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields team led by Tom Hatton and Bill Young undertook an assessment of the likely impacts of climate change on the surface water and groundwater resources of the Murray-Darling Basin.