An understanding of likely future climate is critical to river basin planning and management in South Asia. This is vital as climate change will impact water and related sectors.
CSIRO research and project delivery in developing nations is aiming to help address gender inequality through the key areas of agriculture, water management, natural resource management, climate change, health, nutrition and education.
Preliminary SDIP research by CSIRO has focussed on understanding the biophysical, cultural and policy environments of the Koshi Basin in China, Nepal and India.
We are working with Pakistan to implement Australian water resource management technologies and build local capacity in integrated water resource management and impact assessment.
Researchers and policy makers from Bangladesh and Australia are working to understand the sustainable level of water use, particularly groundwater use, for irrigation in the northwest region of Bangladesh.