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This article from the November 2004 issue of the CSIRO magazine Solve addresses the issues surrounding that Australia is short of water and the situation is getting worse.

Financial-economic analysis of current best-management-practices in the Tully-Murray catchment

This study analyses the cost-effectiveness of the most promising best-management-practices for water quality improvement in sugarcane, horticulture, grazing and forestry production in the Tully-Murray catchment. (48 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)

Water footprints of wheat, barley and oats in New South Wales

The potential impacts on water resources from wheat, oats and barley have been examined in a pilot project. (22 pages)

Thirst for knowledge spawns water solutions

Australia is short of water and the situation is getting worse. This two-page article from SOLVE magazine outlines how the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is developing long-term solutions for Australia's water problems.

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.

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.

Using groundwater in metropolitan Perth

This 75-page report assesses the potential for increasing use of groundwater across metropolitan Perth, taking into account the cost, accessibility and impact on the environment.

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)

Methodology - Mekong Futures Project

This technical publication explains the methodology that underpins the Exploring Mekong Region Futures project. (20 Pages)

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)

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)


CSIRO is undertaking a comprehensive scientific assessment of current and future water availability in all major water systems across Australia to allow a consistent framework for future water policy decisions.

Murrumbidgee Regional Report, Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project

The full report for the Murrumbidgee region from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (172 pages)

The Sustainable Communities Initiative Final Report

This 68-page report is the final report released by the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI).

Lead and other heavy metals: common contaminants of rainwater

This conference paper details research by CSIRO and Monash University into the level of heavy metals in rainwater tanks in Melbourne. (9 pages)

River Murray floodplain inundation model

Details of the support available for decision-making among the managers of one of Australia’s most important water resources are provided in this fact sheet. (2 pages)

Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Deterioration of Concrete Infrastructure Report: Synthesis

The synthesis section of the Concrete Durability report includes the Executive Summary. (50 pages)

SEED Working Paper 40: Peri-urbanisation, Social Heterogeneity and Ecological Simplification

This 33-page working paper is number 2010-03 in the Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) working paper series.

House Water Expert software

Download House Water Expert, a free interactive software package that enables you to accurately record your water use and assess ways to reduce water wastage.

Sustainable communities initiative update: Winter 2009

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

Warrego snapshot: summary of regional report

Summary of a report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (12 pages)

Managed aquifer recharge: frequently asked questions

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship and CSIRO Land and Water show in this two-page information sheet shows how the managed aquifer recharge process is reusing water in the Perth region of Western Australia.

SEED Working Paper 38: Institutional Arrangements for the Community Engagement in the Natural Resources Management: Case Study of the Lake Eyre Basin

This 35-page working paper is number 2010-01 in the Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) working paper series.

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