Blog posts and videos

Drought videos

Drought blogs

Explainer: what is drought?

The effects of drought can be distressing—particularly in agricultural areas and on the environment—and can affect the whole community. So, what causes drought, is it becoming more frequent and how can you track whether your area is affected?

Rain has eased the dry, but more is needed to break the drought?

After the intensely dry conditions of 2019, January and February 2020 have brought much needed rain. Dams in many cities and towns were replenished and some farmers may be able to grow a crop for the first time in several seasons. So does this mean the drought has broken?

Drought webinars

Drought conditions update, July 2019

Join us for an in-depth analysis of recent drought conditions in Australia, as well as the impact on water resources. We include a discussion of the outlook for the coming months

The impact of recent rain on water resources in the Murray–Darling Basin

Water experts discuss the Basin's hydrology, the impacts of the drought on water resources, and if recent rains are enough to relieve the widespread rainfall deficiencies that have developed over the past three years.