At a glanceOnline availability of flow data and water resources information has increased substantially since 2011, including:
various state-based data portals
a national repository with flow and other data for more than 3400 sites
a national set of 222 long-term, high-quality reference...
The capricious nature of our nation’s water resources was evident during 2011–16, with:
record rainfall and record dryness at local, regional and state scales
extended and extensive flooding
national water storage levels varying from above 80 per cent to below 50 per cent
At a glanceQualities that make Australia’s coast remarkable—its vastness and diversity—also make it challenging to manage. The coast is important to a wide range of stakeholders, and is often subject to competing interests that require effective management. All tiers of government (local,...
Effectiveness of management
There have been some recent developments in the approach and tools for coastal management, including emerging analytical methods for decision-making, and conservation at multiple...
In a recent article in Methods in Ecology and Evolution by Harwood et al. (2016), CSIRO reports on a novel approach to the difficulty in obtaining consistent and repeatable measurement of habitat condition for biodiversity across large areas, using remote sensing with limited...
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