2012 WIRADA annual report now available

Front cover of the 2012 Water Information Research and Development Alliance annual report

WaterML2.0 was adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium as an international standard

Highlights include:

  • On the global stage, WaterML2.0, which defines how observations and measurements apply to hydrological time series, was adopted by the Open Geospatial Consortium as an international standard for water data transfer. Use of the standard will improve understanding of available freshwater resources around the world.
  • Version 2 of the Australian Water Resources Assessment model was delivered by CSIRO to the Bureau as an integrated system. It will underpin the Bureau’s annual National Water Account and regular water assessments.
  • A framework incorporating multiple rainfall and streamflow models, plus observations, in flood and short-term streamflow forecasts was developed. This will help make forecast uncertainty explicit.
  • The WIRADA Science Symposium was held in August 2011 and gave researchers the opportunity to showcase the Alliance’s work from the first three years and a chance to discuss future challenges.

View the 2011–2012 Water Information Research and Development Alliance annual report