Issue 295 – Resilience
In this issue of ECOS, we look at how science is increasing the resilience of Australia’s ecosystems, with stories from koalas to wastewater.
Working with all Australians to win the game of koala hide and seek
Counting and monitoring koalas is no walk in the park. We chat to the experts to find out why.
Understanding biodiversity in water resource assessments in northern Australia
Northern Australia contains diverse and important river and coastal systems with high natural values including species and habitats of national […]
Answering the question: where is that species found?
It’s becoming more important than ever to know where plants and animals live, and why. A CSIRO researcher who has been in the field for decades is encouraging everyone to take a fresh look.
Tapping into water monitoring with Vesi™ sensor technology
CSIRO’s automated real-time in-situ groundwater monitoring system Vesi™ has funding to dive into new territories to revolutionise the way industries and utilities can manage water quality.
Wastewater-treatment for inland, remote, water-stressed regions
Humans have re-used wastewater for thousands of years. As demand for fresh water supplies grow, communities need improved water re-use technologies to give them resilient, sustainable and high-quality water stocks.
The benefits of proactively planning for infrastructure resilience
With Australians facing the prospect of ‘big wets’ and ‘long drys’, a group of researchers at CSIRO explain why we need to shift our approach in decision-making when investing in resilient infrastructure.