Protecting the health of Australians through improved bushfire smoke forecasting
Oct 21, 2021
Air quality forecasting improvements will be able to provide hourly and daily information on pollutants in the air to help fire and environmental authorities, and the community.
Shoring up Norfolk Island’s water supply
Oct 20, 2021
On Norfolk Island, conserving water has been a way of life for generations. But when the island faced a water emergency in 2019-20, it became clear the natural water balance was changing. A detailed study of the island’s water resources is revealing what’s behind the change and how the island might strengthen its future water resilience.
Protecting your grand designs from turning to ashes
Oct 11, 2021
As we head into another bushfire season, a new online guide offers advice on building and retrofitting homes for bushfire resilience.
Issue 283 – Building resilience
In this issue of ECOS, we look at the research behind building Australia’s resilience for the future.
It’s in the stars! How scientists figure out your home’s energy rating
For nearly 70 years, CSIRO scientists have been working on the science behind the 10-star energy ratings for homes in Australia. We look at how CSIRO’s tools are used in the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme, and the science behind the stars.
Why hazard reduction burning is no smokescreen
Used alongside other fire management approaches, hazard reduction burning can reduce the impact of bushfire on property and loss of life.