Australia’s north – nirvana for irrigators? (Podcast 26 May 2008)
The continuing drought is prompting a re-appraisal of northern Australia’s vast rivers and streams, fed copiously during every rainy season. But is a move to the North, or piping the water south, the answer to our irrigation problems? In this podcast, Dr Cuan Petheram dashes some hopes and dreams. (4.24)
Water and Energy Saving Cities (Podcast 24 Oct 2008)
The CSIRO report Water-energy futures for Melbourne examines the challenges a large city faces in providing water for their growing populations. In this podcast, Steven Kenway from the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship discusses these challenges. (4:58)
Murray-Darling Basin: The end of the line (Podcast 21 Jul 2008)
The last of 18 specific reports on water availability in every region of the Murray-Darling Basin has been completed by the CSIRO’s Murray Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project team. Dr Tom Hatton, the former Director of the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, says the Murray region report has sobering news for the environment and communities at the end of the system. (6:10)
Today's farmers meeting tomorrow's climate challenges (Podcast 03 Jul 2008)
Australia’s farmers are our climate change 'warriors', and many of them are already meeting the challenges of climate change, with major modifications to the way they produce our food. In this podcast, Dr Mark Howden from CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship, explains how farmers are dealing with challenges such as lower rainfall and irrigation allocations. (4:51)
New solutions to water management issues
We focus on finding new, integrated ways to manage our water supply and water resources issues. This includes land use change, salinity, climate change, groundwater extraction and drainage schemes.
Water for a Healthy Country Flagship video
This video shows how CSIRO's Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is helping to inform the sustainable management of Australia’s water. (7:30)
Watch a video outlining the activities of the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship.
Treating and utilising waste overview
CSIRO works with various industry sectors to develop improved technologies for sustainable treatment and subsequent disposal of waste as well as techniques for recovering resources from waste materials.
Sustainable Asset Management fact sheet
An overview of the activities of the Sustainable Asset Management Research Stream, within the Urban Water Theme of the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. (2 pages)
Monitoring water quality in South-East Queensland
CSIRO is helping to develop water quality monitoring programs for the bays, estuaries and freshwaters of South-East Queensland.
CSIRO worked with government, industry, universities and the community to develop a water quality management strategy for the bays, estuaries and freshwaters of South-East Queensland.