Portrait of a river basin
The trials and tribulations of the Murray-Darling Basin have delivered an unlikely outcome – an international relationship Australia now shares with other major river basins across continents. Having learnt how to survive with catastrophic floods and droughts, Australia’s hard-won lessons in managing water under extreme scarcity are now being put to good use at the global forefront of water management at the basin scale.
Reliable river flow forecasts put Australia on the front foot
As we head into summer, short-term and seasonal forecasts of how much water is coming down our rivers—or, indeed, how little—are more reliable than ever.
Drugs in recycled wastewater are not performance enhancing for plants
Some active ingredients in pharmaceuticals that pass into our sewage systems are resistant to waste water treatment and can affect the health of irrigated plants.