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)
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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?