Water Information Research and Development Alliance 2008–16
The Water Information Research and Development Alliance (WIRADA) is a research partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. It delivers the innovation required to develop national water information products and tools. WIRADA brings together CSIRO's expertise in water and information sciences and the Bureau’s operational role in hydrological analysis and prediction. Together the partners have invested over $65 million in 28 projects to improve Australia's water information. To further build on WIRADA successes, the Research Collaboration Agreement has been extended by the Management Committee for a further year to 30 June 2017.
Key advances have been made that allow the nation to better assess the current state and future availability of our water resources, and to share its water data. Through WIRADA, a broad range of products and services are being developed or supported through new science. These products and services deliver national water information to the public and assist specialist users in policy, planning and water management. WIRADA achievements include:
- over 650 publications including 100 journal articles, 400 conference papers and 150 reports
- new national and international standards and tools to allow water information to be consistently managed, shared and made comparable
- research that has led to operational products and services which provide 'environmental intelligence' on our water resources
Learn about our achievements and products developed with WIRADA research.
Understand WIRADA research areas and science projects.
Find journal papers and reports that document WIRADA research and the science that supports many of the Bureau's Water Information products.
Find information about WIRADA governance and annual records of activities.