Thursday, 15 December 2011

Cover of the Improving Water Information Program Progress Report 2011
The Improving Water Information Program Progress Report 2011

This Bureau has made substantial advances in its mission to ensure Australia is better equipped to manage water scarcity, water quality and flood risk through ready access to high quality water information. An overview of progress made in 2011 through the Improving Water Information Program is now available.

Read more about New publication: Progress Report 2011.

National Water Information Briefings presentations are now available.

Several of the Bureau's landmark new products were on display at the National Water Information Briefings in capital cities during November and December 2011. The briefings demonstrated the practical value and use of water information to more than 1,000 participants and provided the Bureau with valuable first-hand feedback about key products and services. Slide presentations from these briefings are now available.

Read more about National Water Information Briefings.

Following the success of the recent National Water Information Briefings, we are seeking to make this information available to a broader audience. The Bureau is assessing the level of interest in a series of free webinars - or web-based seminars - in 2012. Please let us know if you would like to participate.

Read more about Webinar series: expression of interest.

Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for this summer are favouring near median flows for most forecast sites in Victoria and high flows for the majority of forecast sites in New South Wales. Observed flows at the forecast sites in November 2011 were generally near median or high, with record high flows occurring at Bingara in the Gwydir basin in New South Wales.

Access the Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts

Friday, 25 November 2011

National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall
National map of probability of exceeding median rainfall

The Bureau's seasonal rainfall outlook for December 2011–February 2012 favours a wetter than usual summer over Western Australia, also in southeast Queensland and eastern New South Wales.

Read more about Wet summer for Western Australia.

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