Australia has committed to ambitious and world-leading water reforms, led through the National Water Initiative. 

CSIRO, through the Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is strategically positioned to provide research, information and technology to underpin these reforms. Additional and water-related research is undertaken in CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, Climate Adaptation Flagship, Minerals Down Under Flagship and the Petroleum and Geothermal Portfolio.

Our researchers provide the scientific basis for water managers and governments to develop policy and make informed decisions to ensure that Australia’s water resources are sustainably managed.

Through collaborative partnerships with governments, industries and research organisations, we continue to deliver research outcomes best matched to the needs of our clients and stakeholders.

Our capability

Our key capability areas are:

Water Reuse and Environmental Process Engineering

Urban Water Systems Engineering

Surface Water Hydrology

Groundwater Hydrology

Catchment biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology

Contaminant chemistry and ecotoxicology

Environmental information systems

Environmental Earth Observation

Groundwater Hydrology

Soil and landscape science