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AAHL reduces environmental footprint

A series of equipment upgrades undertaken over the past five years at CSIRO Livestock Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong has resulted in a 25 per cent reduction in the facility’s water usage.

How do you want Canberra’s drinking water used?

CSIRO invites the residents of Canberra to participate in a survey on how they want their drinking water used.

Water and climate – making the link

Australia’s leading scientists in climate change and water research will meet in Canberra tomorrow and Friday to discuss the consequences of climate change on Australia’s water resources.

Turning stormwater into drinking water

A public tasting of reclaimed stormwater will be held during National Water Week in a seminar being organised by Water for a Healthy Country Flagship to highlight innovations in urban water management.

Energy efficient desalination – not a pipe dream

The delivery of energy efficient desalination received a boost today (Friday 18 May) with the establishment of a major new research collaboration between CSIRO and nine of Australia’s leading universities.

World Water Day 2007: CSIRO wireless sensor networks prove their reliability

As we mark World Water Day, a solar-powered wireless sensor network has had its second birthday at the CSIRO ICT Centre in Brisbane, maintaining its position as the longest running ad-hoc wireless sensor network in Australia.

World Water Day 2007: New sensor technology advances Australia’s water management

World-class wireless sensor network (WSN) technology, developed by CSIRO, is being deployed to help monitor Australia’s scarce water resources.

New standards in water-sensitive urban development

The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has played a key role in the development of Western Australia’s largest master planned urban development.

Can domestic bores help save our drinking water?

Too much of our precious drinking water is still being used to water Perth gardens, according to CSIRO’s Dr Tony Smith.

More people, less water: CSIRO examines future options

New research by CSIRO and Monash University has examined a series of scenarios for how Australian cities could cope with the likely rise in demand for water. Australia now has a new capacity to understand the macroeconomic implications of Australia’s water resource challenges.

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)

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.

Motivating change in the catchment

This 47-page handbook is a practical resource for catchment managers to assess if an incentive program for biodiversity enhancement is appropriate in their catchment.

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.

PARMS-Priority software: managing pipeline replacement analysis

CSIRO has developed the Pipeline Asset and Risk Management System (PARMS), a suite of computer-based models designed to assist water authorities in the management of water supply network assets. (2 pages)

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)

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)

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)

Fundamentals of an SAM Analysis with an Application to the 2005 Indonesian Inter-Regional Social Accounting Matrix

This document outlines the fundamentals of the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM). (34 pages)

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.

Enzyme product removes pesticides from water

This overview explains how CSIRO scientists have developed a powerful new technology that removes pesticide and herbicide residues from water. (2 pages)

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.

Boom and Bust and other bird stories take flight (Podcast 18 Sep 2009)

The ability of Australian desert birds to adapt to cycles of drought, flood, feast and famine is highlighted in the new Whitley Award winning book Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a dry country. (5:08)

Staying healthy under climate change: a long-term prescription (Podcast 06 Apr 2011)

Protecting urban Australians from a range of health risks associated with global warming is the focus of a new research cluster that will investigate health issues ranging from the spread of mosquito-borne diseases to heat stress, air pollution and food security. (10:51)

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)

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