Water resources

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.

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.

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.