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Water Quality on New England wool properties

Northern Tablelands Project Fact Sheet: 5

During the Land, Water and Wool (LWW) Northern Tablelands Project (NSW), water quality in Monitor farm dams and creeks was measured to establish a baseline for the future. This Fact Sheet reports the results of water chemistry testing, and the diversity

Water Recycling in Australia

This guide outlines what, why and how to use recycled water in Australian horticulture.

Water regime dependence of fish in the wet-dry tropics

This project has improved understanding of the potential ecological impacts of changes in dry season flow regimes of tropical river ecosystems caused by water resources development in these catchments. The project investigated variation in fish distribution and ecological requirements across a natural flow regime gradient using field sites, and document indigenous knowledge on fish in the Daly River. This information has been used to develop models, based on BBNs, to predict the impact of different (more)...

Water resources in a changing climate: central west Western Australia

Communicating Climate Change - Module 11

Water availability is a key issue in Australia. A changing climate will place greater demand on water resources. We need to factor the risks associated with climate change into the ways we use water. Key facts Around 89% of Australia’s total rainfall evaporates or is transpired by plants into the atmosphere. Only around 9% runs off into streams, rivers and storages. The remaining 2% drains below the root zone into groundwater aquifers and, from (more)...

Water resources in a changing climate: southern South Australia

Communicating Climate Change - Module 11

Water availability is a key issue in Australia. A changing climate will place greater demand on water resources. We need to factor the risks associated with climate change into the ways we use water. Key facts Around 89% of Australia’s total rainfall evaporates or is transpired by plants into the atmosphere. Only around 9% runs off into streams, rivers and storages. The remaining 2% drains below the root zone into groundwater aquifers and, from there, (more)...

Water resources in a changing climate: Western Victoria

Communicating Climate Change - Module 11

Water availability is a key issue in Australia. A changing climate will place greater demand on water resources. We need to factor the risks associated with climate change into the ways we use water. Key facts Around 89% of Australia’s total rainfall evaporates or is transpired by plants into the atmosphere. Only around 9% runs off into streams, rivers and storages. The remaining 2% drains below the root zone into groundwater aquifers and, from (more)...

Water Resources in Australia

A Summary of the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2000

Australia is a dry continent—rainfall is distributed unevenly and very little (12%) runs off to collect in rivers. The rest evaporates; is taken up by plants; or is held in lakes, wetlands and aquifers. Australia’s erratic climate, with its

Water resources: science priorities for Australia

Water resource management continues to be one of the most important issues for all Australians. To meet these expectations Land & Water Australia convened a forum of Australia’s leading water resource managers to look at where we need to focus our

Water resources: scientific priorities for Australia

1. improving entitlements and access rights for water

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Water resources: scientific priorities for Australia

8. building a decision making framework that recognises climate variability and exploits climate predictions

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Water resources: scientific priorities for Australia

4. integrating management of surface runoff, river water, groundwater, tidal and marine water

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Water resources: scientific priorities for Australia

2. improving efficiency and productivity for all water uses

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3. water quality

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6. ecological system repair and protection

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Water resources: scientific priorities for Australia

7. fostering and improving scheme development and management

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9. water accounts - assessing opportunities and monitoring progress

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Australia's water resources - meeting the research challenge

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5. governance, regulation and institutional issues

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Water Reuse & Recycling in Horticulture

Sustainable Irrigation Program Research Proposal

Australia currently sends to “waste” close to 86% of effluent water. In the past 4 years national re-use of effluent has doubled to 14% of all effluent produced, however this remains a small proportion of the amount of water still running to “waste”. The potential exists to use this water for horticultural production freeing up costly potable water. There are concerns about the use of recycled water from both a horticultural producer and consumer perspective. Participants throughout the (more)...