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PARMS-Planning software: managing our water supply network

CSIRO has developed PARMS (Pipeline Asset and Risk Management System), a suite of computer-based models designed to assist water authorities in the management of water supply network assets. (2 pages)

How much are our Tropical Rivers worth? (Podcast 26 Aug 2009)

In comparison to Australia’s temperate freshwater and tropical marine systems, Australia’s tropical river systems are poorly understood, yet tropical rivers deliver around 70 percent of the continent’s freshwater runoff and are increasingly being targeted for development. (6:23)

East Lake Wetland Interface Study

This report will inform the planning and design of the interface between the urban development of East Lake and the conservation values of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve. (106 pages)

Wungong urban water project

A four-page fact sheet about the Wungong urban water in Western Australia.

Water reuse technologies

A two-page information sheet that looks at how the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is helping to meet the Western Australian target of achieving 20 per cent reuse of treated wastewater by 2012. Reusing water will be essential for Australian cities of the future to be sustainable.

Boom and Bust and other bird stories take flight (Podcast 18 Sep 2009)

The ability of Australian desert birds to adapt to cycles of drought, flood, feast and famine is highlighted in the new Whitley Award winning book Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a dry country. (5:08)

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A CSIRO irrigation research laboratory at Griffith in NSW will provide ground-breaking knowledge, skills and technology to the world’s biggest and most intensive irrigation regions under a new United Nations program.

Sustainable communities initiative update: Winter 2009

Find out about the CSIRO's Sustainable Communities Initiative in its quarterly newsletter (8 pages).

SEED Working Paper 27: Removing barriers to facilitate efficient water markets in the Murray Darling Basin – a case study from Australia

This 35-page working paper is number 2009-01, the 26th paper in the Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) working paper series. The SEED CSIRO Working Paper Series aims to bring together environmental socio-economic research from across CSIRO.

Implementation of the IR-CGE Model for Planning

This 34-page discussion paper is entitled Implementation of the IR-CGE Model for Planning: IRSA-INDONESIA 5 (Inter-Regional System of Analysis for Indonesia in five Regions).

SEED Working Paper 31: Household Water Collection in Canberra

This 29-page working paper is number 2009-06, the 31st paper in the Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) working paper series.

Expert panel set to discuss Australian Mammal Extinction Crisis (Podcast 07 Aug 2009)

Australia has one of the worst mammal extinction rates in the world, with 22 mammals becoming extinct over the past 200 years. Ground-breaking ideas are now being developed to turn this situation around. (5:04)

The shared water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin (Part 1)

This 29-page report is the first of a two-part series which outlines the major water characteristics of the Murray-Darling Basin and evaluates the relative importance of different sources and uses of water and criteria for establishing research priorities.

Griffith, NSW (Griffith Laboratory)

CSIRO’s Griffith Laboratory is home to research in irrigation and dryland systems.

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Perth and the surrounding Swan-Avon region including the wheat-sheep zone of Western Australia are at the heart of a huge national research program to make better use and take greater care of Australia's scarce water resources.

Motivating change in the catchment

This 47-page handbook is a practical resource for catchment managers to assess if an incentive program for biodiversity enhancement is appropriate in their catchment.

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One of the largest water research partnerships in Australian history, the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, was launched in Canberra today by the Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson.

Analysing pathways to sustainability in Indonesia: project evaluation

This 42-page report compiled by GHD Hassall is an evaluation of the project performance.

Distributed water harvesting and recycling technologies

CSIRO's work to ensure the availability and utilisation of diversified water supplies to our urban environments is detailed in this information sheet. (2 pages)

The shared water resources of the Murray-Darling Basin (Part 2)

This 49-page report focuses on six identified risks to shared water resources in the Murray-Darling Basin, water quality and river health: climate change, farm dams, afforestation, groundwater extraction, bushfires and irrigation water management.

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Australia could lead the world in water recycling, according to CSIRO scientists. We have the expertise; we have the technology - but do we have the will to go all the way?

Venice to flood less under climate change (Podcast 19 Jul 2011)

A team of scientists studying climate impacts have found that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 per cent by 2100. (7:07)

National Distributed Urban Water Systems: Performance Verification cluster specification

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is seeking collaborations with research organisations to enhance the security, reliability and sustainability of urban water services in Australian cities and towns. (2 pages)

Fundamentals of an SAM Analysis with an Application to the 2005 Indonesian Inter-Regional Social Accounting Matrix

This document outlines the fundamentals of the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM). (34 pages)

The benefits of shade-cloth covers for potable water storages

A study by CSIRO on the use of shade-cloth covers over water storages has shown that the incidence of algal blooms, water evaporation, contaminants and plant growth in water storages can be dramatically reduced. (45 pages)

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