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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)

The Sustainable Communities Initiative Final Report

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

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.

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)

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)

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)


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.

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)

Brisbane: St Lucia, Qld (Queensland Bioscience Precinct)

Research partnerships such as those at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct will provide solutions to the major problems facing the nation and the world.


This article from CSIRO's publication Solve of August 2005 addresses how science is meeting the challenge of finding ways to reduce Australia's wasteful water practices and improve the way we use and manage this finite resource.

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.

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)

Wungong urban water project

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

Advanced Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment Cluster Final Report

The final report from the Advanced Membrane Technologies Research Cluster details the outcomes and achievements of the research program in advancing membrane science and desalination technologies. (131pages)

To drinkā€¦ or not to drink? Predicting community behaviour in relation to wastewater reuse

A 128-page report on Water for a Healthy Country research which has systematically measured community attitudes to wastewater reuse for the first time.

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).

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.

Methodology - Mekong Futures Project

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

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)

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.

Presentation of project methods: CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin sustainable yields project

A presentation of the project methods of the CSIRO Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project. (36 pages)

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.

Process magazine

The February 2008 issue shows how CSIRO researchers use process engineering to evaluate and improve existing processes and develop new processes to meet clients needs. (12 pages) 

Government policies, natural resources and the environment: analysing paths to sustainability in Indonesia

This discussion paper describes the current situation in Indonesia: trends are identified and described, drivers that determine these trends are identified and analysed, an overview is given on macro policy and studies that developed analysis as well as the methodology and results of these studies. (92 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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