Climate Adaptation Flagship
Enabling Australia to adapt more effectively to the impacts of climate change and variability and informing national planning, regulation and investment decisions.
Salty waste a potentially sweet deal
Using desalination plants’ hyper-saline discharge in solar salt fields could increase production and halve the space required by conventional salt fields, research that uses technoeconomics is finding.
The urban water security research alliance
Between 2007 and 2012, CSIRO was a major partner of the Urban Water Security Research Alliance, delivering knowledge and solutions to help ensure a sustainable future water supply for the people of South East Queensland.
Australia, the driest inhabited continent on Earth, has recognised it must learn to make better use of its water resources and CSIRO is contributing to smarter technologies and more efficient systems.
To meet Australia’s water challenges, smart technologies and more efficient systems are being developed.
Purified recycled water
CSIRO scientists are providing world-class science to advance the knowledge and understanding of purified recycled water to ensure safety and consumer acceptability. (2 pages)
Urban Water Futures stream
The Urban Water Futures stream research will assist urban and water planners, managers and government policy makers to better understand how transitions to alternative water systems will contribute towards sustainable, liveable and productive cities.
Economic evaluation of alternative water allocation options
Titled Economic evaluation of alternative water allocation options in the South West Region (Busselton-Capel, Bunbury and Blackwood groundwater areas), this report was prepared by Dr Donna Brennan for the Western Australian Department of Water. (31 pages)
Water conservation a key to saving energy
A 61-page report 'Energy Use in the provision and consumption of urban water in Australia and New Zealand' provides, for the first time, a clear picture of energy used in Australia and New Zealand by the water industry in relation to residential and total city-wide energy use.
Urban water: intelligent networks
CSIRO is improving sensor network technologies to optimise integrated urban water systems management and the quality and reliability of water service delivery.
The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is facilitating the development of a Regional Water Management Strategy for urban environments. The strategy will integrate environmental, social and economic challenges in water resource management and domestic water supply.