Water

flood waters in weir

There’s an upside to the carbon-rich, black water that sometimes flows off the floodplains and into the rivers of the Murray–Darling Basin.

taken from underwater with weed below water line and trees above

Computer models will inform the delivery of Murray-Darling environmental waters to restore the flows that support thriving native fish populations.

a muddle of carp

CSIRO scientists have developed new tools to help control two feral pests wrecking havoc above and below the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin: the willow tree and the carp.

Understanding human impact on the water cycle is a tricky business - one clue is to be found in evapotranspiration. Novel use of satellite data is helping us measure something we can't see.

cattle on dry river bed

Graziers the world over are facing increasingly variable rainfall, new research shows. The next question is: How will they manage their livestock as they face this unpredictability?

algal bloom patters

In a world first, a satellite-based algal bloom alert system has been developed for inland water bodies - a giant leap forward from individually testing each dam, river or lake across the countryside, and allowing for a much quicker response.

long distance image of a green valley with dams

Modern technology and old-fashioned community connectedness are transforming irrigation practices in a little corner of Tasmania.

A cell coloured green

A study conducted by CSIRO has provoked a rethink on how best to treat water to eradicate a deadly amoeba sometimes found in the water supply.

Woman standing at edge of well

CSIRO's new Water Cloud tool is set to disrupt time and resource-intensive water resource planning processes – and The World Bank has taken notice.