Science for our environment
CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges.
CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.
Distributed Systems Fact Sheet
This fact sheet gives an overview of the research of the Distributed Systems Stream, within the Urban Water Theme of the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. (2 pages)
Zero Emission House
An eight-star energy efficiency rated house that produces enough zero emission electricity to satisfy its energy needs, designed specifically for the Australian mass housing market.
ARCWIS: understanding the social implications of resource decisions
Australian Research Centre for Water in Society (ARCWIS) was established to assist Australian organisations and communities to make quality decisions in water and related issues. CSIRO is recognised for its expertise in the conduct and application of innovative social research for water resource management and other related issues of importance to society.
Advanced water treatment
An overview of the activities of the Advanced Water Treatment Research Stream, within the Urban Water Theme of the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. (2 pages)
Adelaide coastal waters study
The Adelaide Coastal Waters Study aims to piece together the complex story behind the decline of Adelaide’s coastal environment.
First ever coal seam gas scientific research alliance established
Industry and science came together in Brisbane today to launch a groundbreaking new research alliance to support the sustainable development of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry. The alliance was officially launched by CSIRO Chief Executive Megan Clark and Page Maxson, Project Director, Australia Pacific LNG.
Venice to suffer fewer storm surges
Venice – the City of Dreams – may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 per cent by 2100.
Citizen science breaks new ground
Armed with digital cameras, phones with inbuilt GPS and other technology tools, Australia’s army of ‘citizen scientists’ are helping researchers collect data on an unprecedented scale, reports the latest issue of ECOS.
Saving water key to reducing energy use
A new report by CSIRO and the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) gives a clearer picture of water and energy use in Australia and New Zealand and highlights areas offering potentially significant water and energy savings.
Urban form a key to Melbourne water savings
Restricting Melbourne’s urban sprawl could have a big impact on reducing the city’s water use over the long term, says a CSIRO report launched today to coincide with National Water Week.
Ecovillage life, roo steaks and solar kings
Ideal for extraverts, but introverts and tall poppies should approach with caution – this is one of the fascinating insights into ecovillage life revealed in ECOS magazine released this week.