Environmental Information Products and Services Directory

Water

Water

The products and services listed on this page relate to the use, quality and conservation of Australia's water resources. Topics covered include streamflow and drought, and activities such as irrigation.

The products and services listed below include links to relevant custodians. Refer to the acronym list for departments, agencies and organisations.

The Atlas focuses on mapping and analysis of Australian wild capture commercial, recreational and Indigenous fisheries and their adjacent coastal communities.
DAFF ABARES
The rainfall and river conditions website provides rainfall and river data collected for flood warning purposes from a network of stations across Australia.
BoM
The Australian Antarctic Data Centre website provides online access to a broad range of scientific information about Antarctica.
Environment
The knowledge hub provides research, resources and news relevant to emergency management. It includes statistics and information, photos, video and media about past disaster events.
Attorney-General's Department
This annual publication presents data from state, territory and Commonwealth commercial fisheries (both wild catch and aquaculture).
DAFF ABARES
Geofabric is a specialised Geographic Information System. It registers the spatial relationships between important hydrological features such as rivers, water bodies, aquifers and monitoring points.
BoM
The AIMS Data Centre provides descriptions of data (and metadata) for marine science subjects, and links to other specialised tropical marine applications.
AIMS
This interactive tool allows users to interrogate, display and download data about streamflow and streamflow variability in Australia.
BoM
Australian Water Resources Assessment reports highlight patterns, trends and variability in water quantity at regional to national scales and over time from months to decades.
BoM
The Australian Wetlands Database provides access to online information on the values of nationally important wetlands across Australia.
Environment
Climate Change in Australia shows how Australia's climate may change in the future. Climate change projections are available for low, mid-range and high greenhouse gas scenarios - drawing on scenarios developed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report.
BoM | CSIRO
This monthly e-newsletter snapshot summarises the most interesting and exciting science news stories and events of the month.
CSIRO
The Chemical Monitoring Database provides a snapshot of chemical monitoring activities in Australia. It contains details of the monitoring activities and where results and reports can be obtained.
Environment
The Climate Change Adaptation Information Hub will provide an interactive information hub to improve local, regional and national climate change adaptation responses. It will increase the accessibility of existing climate change adaptation data and facilitate the input, analysis and dissemination of new data and knowledge.
Australian National Data Service | Griffith University | Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
This website provides information on the science of climate change and climate variability. It includes climate updates, trend maps and information about relevant datasets.
BoM
Meteorological analyses for Australia were generated as a contribution to the Australian Water Availability Project. They include rainfall, temperature, vapour pressure, solar exposure and the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) over time periods ranging from daily, weekly, monthly to 3-yearly.
BoM
Discover Information Geographically allows the user to discover what information the Department holds on a particular topic of interest or for an area of interest. Entries currently cover data and publications, but will be extended to incorporate map services and printed maps.
Environment
The Drought Statement provides a monthly summary of rainfall deficiencies in Australia.
BoM
eXchange is an electronic newsletter about environmental information activity with a focus on Australian Government developments, including strategic activities, new and existing products and services and major events.
BoM
enGauge is an online newsletter about all things associated with water, such as dam water levels, new policies and regulations and catchment information.
BoM
This publication provides information on the gross value of agricultural commodities produced with the assistance of irrigation.
ABS
The indigenous weather knowledge website displays seasonal weather calendars, developed over thousands of years by Indigenous communities.
BoM
Measures of Australia's Progress presents key statistical measures that demonstrate change and progress in areas including society, the economy and environment.
ABS
MetEye is an online mapping tool used to visualise weather observations and forecasts for Australia. It presents information on temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, sea surface temperature, river conditions and cloud cover.
BoM
The Monitor is an online tool that delivers a broad range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information, for various regions throughout Australia.
DAFF ABARES
This website provides information about the Basin Plan–a coordinated approach and framework for water use across the Murray-Darling Basin's four States and the ACT.
MDBA
The National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems displays ecological and hydrogeological information of known groundwater dependent ecosystems and ecosystems that potentially use groundwater.
BoM
The National Dynamic Land Cover Dataset of Australia provides a nationally consistent and thematically comprehensive land cover reference for Australia.
GA | DAFF ABARES
The National Pollutant Inventory database presents annual information of emissions of 93 key pollutants to the air, water and land from industry facilities, and information on waste transfers from facilities.
Environment
The National Water Account provides standardised annual information about the management and use of Australia's water resources, including water stores and flows, water rights and water use.
BoM
The Bureau of Meteorology’s flood forecasting and warning service uses rainfall and streamflow observations, numerical weather predictions and hydrologic models to forecast and warn for possible flood events across Australia.
BoM
OzCoasts provides comprehensive information, modelling and tools about Australia's coastal areas, including the impacts of climate change.
GA
Rainfall and temperature records provide the highest and lowest temperatures and rainfall levels for each Australian state and territory.
BoM
Rainfall forecasts, over a five-day period, are produced through computer modelling and published graphically, for districts around Australia.
BoM
This website provides data and information about the Murray-Darling Basin covering topics such as river levels and flow, water storage, inflows and releases, water quality and operational activities. It also provides spatial data and cartographic mapping products and a Knowledge and Information Directory for the Basin.
MDBA
Streamflow forecasts are presented graphically for north-eastern Australia, providing the likelihood of low, near median or high streamflows over a three-month period.
BoM
The State of the Climate report provides a summary of observations of Australia's climate and analysis of the factors that influence it.
CSIRO
Published every 5 years, State of the Environment reports provide information about the current condition of the Australian environment, the risks it faces and whether we are doing enough to protect it.
Environment
The Sustainable Australia report, released every two years, reports on a set of National Sustainability Indicators which include social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability.
Environment
This website provides a centralised point-of-access to environment and energy related statistics and activities from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It provides a list of relevant releases, contacts and advice.
ABS
This publication presents estimates of agricultural water use, including pastures and crops irrigated, irrigation water sources, methods used, and water management.
ABS
The water restrictions website provides information about current water restrictions around Australia. It is searchable by State or Territory, water agency and restriction name.
BoM
The water storage website (and associated iPhone app) allows users to compare water storage levels and volumes for 250 publically-owned lakes, reservoirs and weirs in states and territories and to see how much water is available in Australia.
BoM
This e-newsletter provides the latest news from the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship and its collaborations with research, industry and government partners.
CSIRO
The weekly rainfall update provides a detailed analysis and map of rainfall recorded across Australia during the past week.
BoM