Issue 224

woman with dam wall in background

The first Women in Research Citations awards have been announced with one of CSIRO's water modelling researchers among the leading women scientists named.

river at sunset

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.

aerial view of inflitration dams in agricultural setting

Holding wet-season water underground for use in the dry season is a technique that holds promise for parts of northern Australia.

Receding dam

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.

women working in rice paddies

In India and Nepal, better water management is helping to improve and secure the economic prospects for rural women.

wide shot of a water treatment pool

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.