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Water rushing through a storm drain

More people in our cities means a need for more fresh water. Scientists in Australia are turning their attention to the water supply challenge and coming up with some innovative solutions.

People entering a river at night with lights along banks

With massive and growing populations in India and China, water security will be crucial into the future. Australian water management knowledge is now being applied in Asia to help manage the growing problems of pollution and increased water use.

A blue bottle on sand

Blue bottles have been washing up on beaches lately, but what exactly are they? And are you really supposed to pee on their stings?

Satellite view of two rivers with many tributaries and surrounded by red earth

Editorial: CSIRO's Warwick McDonald looks at the importance of water research in Australia and what it has yielded so far. Australia's world leading research is now informing water management around the globe.

Two mean leaning on fence next to a bore coming out of ground and gas well in background with flames emerging

Injecting massive amounts of water purified after coal seam gas has been extracted may provide the irrigation water of the future as it seeps slowly through ancient sandstone rocks, according to CSIRO research.

A helicopter with a large ring suspended from it hovering over landscape

It’s predicted that there will be a three-fold increase in water demand in South Australia between 2010 and 2019 by the mining and energy sector. Using world first techniques combining geophysical data and topographical maps, scientists are exploring if the water is there to support demand.

Close up of big tree trunk with river and vegetation in background

New 7-day streamflow forecasts are able to predict water flows for rivers and streams, allowing for more accurate and efficient management of water resources.

Icy landscape with cloud formation above

From August to December each year, about 2.5 trillion kilograms of ozone is broken down in the stratosphere above the Antarctic, with losses peaking in late September or early October. NASA and CSIRO have been monitoring the hole since the late 1970s.

Top view of native bee hive with spiral appearance

Australian native bees have been discovered engaging in battles with neighbouring colonies, raging for days, with the victor claiming the hive.