Thursday, 3 March 2016
In March 2016 the Australian Government released a report developed by an interagency working group on water information, identifying a number of measures to reduce the regulatory burden and costs of providing water information.
Read more about streamlining water information reporting.
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Streamflow trends identified through the Bureau's Hydrologic Reference Stations
Analysis of streamflow trends around Australia—using the Bureau’s Hydrologic Reference Stations—reveals just nine sites with an increasing annual streamflow trend, while 72 sites show a decreasing trend and the remaining sites show no trend.
Decreasing trends were also found in seasonal streamflow, high and low streamflow and groundwater discharge, except in the Northern Territory and northern Queensland.
Read more about Long-term streamflow trends.
Modelled fluxes in the landscape water balance model
The landscape water balance is the sum of the hydrological processes that keep water moving through a landscape—recharging groundwater, filling streams and flushing water through wetlands. This water balance also determines how much moisture is in the soil—a vital input for seasonal planting and crop production decisions.
Nationally consistent information about the water balance and how it changes is essential for forecasting and managing Australia's water and making sure ecosystems are healthy.
Read more about Balancing water across the Australian landscape.
Breakdown of water use in Australia for 2013–14
We recently released Water in Australia 2013–14, our first assessment report to provide information on water availability and use across the country.
Read on to find out key findings from the 2013–14 report.
Read more about Water in Australia.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Burdekin spillway, courtesy CSIRO
Queensland's Burdekin River region will be the tenth nationally-significant water management region to be added to the National Water Account.
Read more about And Burdekin makes ten!.