Friday, 21 December 2012

Screen shot of the Environmental Information Explorer website
over 36 000 sites that measure surface water.

Information from environmental monitoring sites across Australia is now available through the Bureau’s Environmental Information Explorer. Users of the web-based portal can identify where monitoring sites are located (e.g. stream gauges or weather stations), the observations and measurements taken, and the site operators and owners.

Read more about Exploring environmental monitoring sites.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Front cover of the Australian Water Accounting Standard 1
Front cover of the Australian Water Accounting Standard 1

An Australian first was recognised on 8 October 2012 when the Australian Water Accounting Standard 1 was launched at the International RiverSymposium in Melbourne. The standard provides a cross-disciplined approach to water information reporting and guides the preparation and presentation of general purpose water account reports.

Read more about Australia's first water accounting standard.

Map of Australia
Seasonal bushfire outlook is above normal for large parts of southern Australia

The severe weather outlook combines various indicators to give insight into the risk of bushfire, tropical cyclone, storms and flood. Here is a summary of the outlook for the coming season.

Read more about the chances of severe weather this summer?.

Map of Australia with National Water Account regions highlighted
National Water Account 2011 released

Australia’s most comprehensive water information resource has been updated, with the National Water Account 2011 now available. It features water accounting reports for eight nationally significant regions: Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Murray–Darling Basin, Ord, Perth, South East Queensland and Sydney.

Read more about National Water Account 2011 released.

Dr Rob Vertessy
Dr Rob Vertessy

Dr Rob Vertessy has been appointed Director of the Bureau of Meteorology. As many readers will know, Rob joined the Bureau in 2007 and established the Improving Water Information Program. His career spans more than 20 years as a senior water scientist and leading researcher.

Read more about Rob Vertessy named as new Bureau director.

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