Friday, 18 September 2015

Cover of WIRADA annual report

The Water Information Research and Development Alliance (WIRADA) 2014–15 annual report details the outcomes of a $5 million dollar investment by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. The Alliance delivered 11 journal papers, 27 conference papers and 21 technical reports in 2014–15, for research in water informatics, water resource assessment modelling and streamflow forecasting.

Read more about 2014–15 WIRADA annual research report now available.

Monday, 6 July 2015

We’ve just released version 3 Geofabric data for the Pilbara–Gascoyne drainage division. Based on improved scales of mapped features and the 1 second digital elevation model (DEM), Geofabric version 3 provides users with greatly improved catchment areas that better reflect the reality of regional catchment boundaries. Version 3 also provides improved resolution and increased numbers of mapped features including rivers, lakes, water tanks and dams.

Read more about Geofabric version 3.

Cover image of national performance report - illustrative only

Ever wondered how your water provider compares with others around the country? Find out in the National performance report 2013–14 for urban water utilities.

The report compares the performance of 78 urban water utilities around the country during 2013–14, and is the ninth in a series.

Read more about Benchmarking urban water utilities.

Map of Australia showing groundwater bore locations around the country - illustrative only, unable to see specific details.
Groundwater bores (black) and those with water level data (blue) in Australian Groundwater Explorer

The Australian Groundwater Explorer now shows a truly national picture of groundwater levels with more than 55 000 bores containing water level data.

The Explorer also contains updated bore and bore-log data from the National Groundwater Information System (NGIS).

Read more about our groundwater resources.

Climate Resilient Water Sources webpage screenshot

A new online tool provides a comprehensive national picture of recycled and desalinated water sources around Australia.

Climate resilient water sources like recycled and desalinated water play an important role in increasing water security, by reducing the impacts of variation in rainfall and temperature, or long-term drought, on water availability.

Read more about the new tool to support water security.

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