Our water resource assessments
Victoria River Water Resource Assessment
We're partnering with the Australian Government to investigate opportunities for water and agriculture development in the Victoria River catchment, in the Northern Territory.
Southern Gulf Water Resource Assessment
The Australian Government and CSIRO are partnering to investigate opportunities for water and agricultural development in the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria catchments in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Bradfield Scheme Assessment
In 1938 engineer Dr John Bradfield proposed an inter-catchment water diversion scheme to expand agriculture in central western Queensland by moving water inland from the north coast. The Bradfield Scheme and modern variants were analysed in a detailed desktop study which found that, while technically feasible, they are not economically viable.
Rapid national appraisals
In 2021, the National Water Grid Authority commissioned CSIRO to undertake several rapid national appraisals to identify potential new opportunities for: (i) groundwater-based irrigation, (ii) desalination of groundwater for irrigation use and (iii) Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) to support irrigated agriculture.
Roper River Water Resource Assessment
We're partnering with the Australian Government to investigate opportunities for water and agriculture development in the Roper River catchment, in the Northern Territory.
Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment
We have investigated the potential of northern Australia's water resources to support increased regional development.
Norfolk water assessment
This assessment seeks to better understand the water resources of Norfolk Island and the opportunities to increase water security.
Great Artesian Basin
A comprehensive scientific assessment of water resources of the Great Artesian Basin and potential impacts of climate change and resource development.
Pilbara water assessment
A comprehensive scientific assessment of long-term water availability in the Pilbara region, to guide responsible resource management into the future. It provides an overview of the effect of future climates and proposed developments on the region’s surface water and groundwater resources.
Flinders and Gilbert
We have completed, for the Australian Government, an investigation of opportunities for water and agricultural development in the Flinders and Gilbert catchments of north Queensland.