CSIRO scientists are leading a team of collaborators across multiple research institutions to resolve challenges in the adaptive management of environmental flows in the Murray-Darling Basin.
A CSIRO team have worked closely with the Pakistan Council for Water Resources Research (PCRWR) to design and conduct water quality monitoring for a year in the Ravi and Sutlej rivers in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan.
Research is being undertaken to understand the benefits of environmental water to people and communities in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Algal blooms in the Murray-Darling Basin are harmful to the environment and communities within the Basin. Research to develop an early warning system is currently underway.
European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is an introduced fish species identified as a priority pest species, both in Australia and internationally. To manage this species, modern technology is required and this can be achieved by the release of a species specific virus.
By quantifying waterbird survival rates, movements, and their drivers, particularly the relative influence of flow variables, habitat variables, pressures and threats, we will assist environmental water managers to better identify, maintain or restore key waterbird habitats.
CSIRO are using environmental DNA (eDNA) approaches to answer ecological questions in freshwater ecosystems
The Challenge In the Murray-Darling Basin, consumptive water use coupled with high natural variability in river flows has resulted in declines in environmental condition in many ecological systems. The Murray-Darling Basin Plan provides a mechanism to support improved environmental outcomes with the recovery of water for environmental purposes. Understanding how and when the recovered environmental […]
CSIRO led the development of a method, underpinned by an evidence-based conceptual framework, for assessing the relative environmental benefits (and dis-benefits) of complementary measures in supporting the achievement of the Basin Plan’s environmental objectives.
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan aims to achieve a healthy, sustainable, working Basin by balancing environmental, economic and social considerations. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), using a framework developed with the CSIRO, evaluates projects where less water is needed to deliver the environmental benefits of 2750 GL of recovered water.
The Northern Australia has extensive ecosystems that are largely untouched with rich biodiversity and numerous unique inland and marine ecosystems that support conservation and cultural values and tourism and commercial industries.
Before human modification, floodplain riparian species established in relation to a natural flow regime where trees along river banks were inundated once every 1-2 years and floodplain trees, once every 3-5 years or even 10 depending on the species.