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CAF Working Paper 4: Adaptation benchmarking survey: initial report

This Climate Adaptation Flagship Working Paper reports on survey research conducted to assess the current level of climate adaptation planning being undertaken in organisations in Australia. (68 pages)

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)

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.

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.

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 Sustainable Communities Initiative Final Report

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

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)

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)

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).

Hobart: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Based in Hobart, the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government, with CSIRO as a research partner.

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.

86Urban WFHC MedRelTsr

As water supplies dwindle and our cities continue to grow, risks to our quality of life and rising charges stare Australia's 15 million city residents in the face.

22Murrum CLW MedRelTsr

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.

Summary document: Hydrological Consequences of Climate Change Symposium

Download the summary document from the Hydrological Consequences of Climate Change Symposium held in Canberra, ACT, 15-16 November 2007. (6 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)


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.

Avon River Basin 2050: confronting our future

This 20-page report presents the outcomes of this project in 'plain English' for a general audience detailing the explored alternative future landscapes for the wheatbelt of Western Australia.

88Reef WFHC MedRelTsr

Queensland's Great Barrier Reef catchments will serve as a living laboratory as Australia pioneers a radical new approach to improving the health of the world's coral reefs.

Uncharted waters: influences on the Australian urban water sector report

A 58-page report by the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship on the key factors that are likely to shape urban water management over the next twenty years.

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)

87Murray WFHC MedRelTsr

The River Murray region - the Murray, its tributaries and its catchments - is at the heart of a huge national research project which is intended to find ways to increase the benefit from Australia's scarce water resources.

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)

A snapshot of the lifestyles and consumption patterns of a sample of Australian households

The preliminary results of research looking at the lifestyle choices made by Australian households to determine consumption patterns and the impacts these have on quality of life and the environment. (2 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)

SEED Working Paper 39: The Trade-off between Agronomic Advice and Risk Management Strategies for Planting Decisions in the Darling Downs Grains Region

This 34-page working paper is number 2010-02 in the Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) working paper series.

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