Water

Field work takes CSIRO scientists near and far. Spatial ecohydrologist Dr Tanya Doody has recently been in Nepal studying the Kamala river basin.

Inside of sheed with arrangement of white cylindrical equipment

The interesting science behind safely reinjecting the water produced when coal seam gas (CSG) is extracted, hundreds of metres underground.

two 4WD crossing bush

Much of the hard work behind future decisions on development in Northern Australia has been done over the winter – getting hot and dirty in the field collecting the data and the detail that describe the country.

close up of a mossie

More than 20% of domestic rainwater tanks inspected in Melbourne homes have been found to harbour egg-laying mosquitoes. What can we do to keep them out?

woman with dam wall in background

The first Women in Research Citations awards have been announced with one of CSIRO's water modelling researchers among the leading women scientists named.

river at sunset

The trials and tribulations of the Murray-Darling Basin have delivered an unlikely outcome – an international relationship Australia now shares with other major river basins across continents. Having learnt how to survive with catastrophic floods and droughts, Australia’s hard-won lessons in managing water under extreme scarcity are now being put to good use at the global forefront of water management at the basin scale.

aerial view of inflitration dams in agricultural setting

Holding wet-season water underground for use in the dry season is a technique that holds promise for parts of northern Australia.

Receding dam

As we head into summer, short-term and seasonal forecasts of how much water is coming down our rivers—or, indeed, how little—are more reliable than ever.

women working in rice paddies

In India and Nepal, better water management is helping to improve and secure the economic prospects for rural women.