Monday, 19 December 2016
Photographer: Janice Green
New Intensity–Frequency–Duration (IFD) design rainfall estimates have been released for use in flood estimation and water infrastructure design.
IFDs are part of a suite of inputs used by engineers to design water infrastructure such as gutters, culverts, roofs, stormwater drains, flood levees and retarding basins.
Read more about new rainfall estimates to support infrastructure design.
Murray River, Pinjarra WA, (photographer: Paul Feikema)
We recently expanded our streamflow forecasting services, providing greater guidance about likely water availability to water managers and decision-makers.
Read more about forecasting flows at even more locations.
Water Data Online (blue) and the Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature (brown) sites shown on NEII data viewer
The recently released National Environmental Monitoring Sites Register brings together a diverse range of Australian environmental monitoring networks in one database and on an interactive map.
It currently includes rainfall radars, long-term weather observation sites, seismic monitoring stations, flux stations, ground cover reference sites, shelf moorings, and other networks.
Read more about putting Australia's environmental monitoring sites on the map.
Schematic showing elements in the AWRA landscape modelling system
The model behind our Australian Landscape Water Balance is now available to the hydrological community.
The Bureau's Australian Water Resources Assessment (AWRA) landscape modelling system provides estimates of water fluxes and stores in the Australian landscape including daily 5 km by 5 km gridded soil moisture, runoff, evapotranspiration and deep drainage values, back to 1911.
Read more about the AWRA community modelling system.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Information in our latest report, Water in Australia 2014–15, puts us in a better place than ever to understand the past, evaluate how we are tracking, and apply this knowledge to plan our future water needs.
Read more about Water in Australia 2014–15.