Issue 283 – Building resilience
In this issue of ECOS, we look at the research behind building Australia’s resilience for the future.
Protecting the health of Australians through improved bushfire smoke forecasting
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
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.
Ten steps to increasing bushfire resilience
A Queensland bushfire resilience guide for homeowners was named a state finalist in the Resilient Australia Awards in Brisbane on October 6, 2021. We step through the guide's top tips.
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.