Preparing for Victoria’s water future in a warmer and drier climate
New research shows that Victoria’s climate is changing and with that comes the need to better understand how the water cycle is changing and how this will impact on water supplies.
Counting every drop: Measuring evaporation in dams
Australia is one of the sunniest places on the planet. That means we lose large volumes of water from our reservoirs through evaporation. Our scientists have created a way to measure evaporation rates with expert precision, helping to better manage water resources.
How science found liquid gold in the desert
Researchers have teamed up to uncover an ancient buried water source in South Australia.
Upscaling and expanding horticulture in northern Australia
In a region long touted as a food bowl, our scientists are working on smart, sustainable options for northern Australia food production.
Why don’t our cities cope with heavy rain?
As our climate changes, we'll experience more extreme weather. We're researching how we can create better cities that can withstand heavy rains and floods.
Uncertainty: The X factor behind more reliable streamflow forecasts
A new national forecasting service is giving dam operators, river managers – even kayakers – a clearer picture of river and stream flows up to a week in advance. Paradoxically, uncertainty is a key to more reliable forecasts.
How sewage testing helps contain COVID-19
Scientists have found an early-warning tool for COVID-19 in our sewage to help detect its spread. Here's a run down on how it works.
Pandemic prompts need for more water security in South Asia
Access to clean water has never been so important in South Asia. But for millions of residents it continues to be a daily struggle.
The challenge at the end of Australia’s mighty Murray-Darling system
Management of the Lower Lakes system in South Australia has been informed by extensive science. Understanding the impacts of climate change and adaptation remain future challenges for the region and the Murray-Darling Basin as a whole.