Water assessments

The Bureau provides a suite of national water assessment products to assist in understanding the past, evaluate how we are tracking and apply this knowledge to plan our future water needs.

Water assessment products:

Water in Australia

Annual overview report of Australia's water situation

Regional Water
Information

Interactive portal for annual water resource information at temporal and spatial scales

Monthly Water Update

Summary of recent rainfall and streamflow across Australia

Earlier assessments

Assessment reports on water resource status prior to 2013

Regular water resources reporting


The water assessments provide consistent and scientifically robust water information on:

  • climatic conditions
  • patterns and variability in water availability over time
  • surface water and groundwater status
  • streamflow and groundwater salinity
  • urban and agricultural water use
  • river and wetland status

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