Refining Australia’s water futures
Information about, and analyses of, future water availability are critical for water resources planning and investment decisions; however, credible and consistent projections for a range of hydroclimate variables are not currently available.
We’re improving our national ability to simulate how changes in climate and land use in the future will affect Australia’s hydroclimates and water resources. Along with this, we’re ensuring that the projections are both relevant and useful to sectors that are significantly affected by climate and water, such as (but not limited to) agriculture.
For more information
Dr Dewi Kirono, CSIRO
This project is contributing to meeting the following climate challenges:
Improved modelling developed in this project will enhance the quality of projections that are available to water managers and planners.
Agricultural and environmental system managers and planners will be able to use projections developed from work in this project to make more effective management and investment decisions.
Publications and papers
- Kirono DGC, Grose MR, Hennessy KJ. 2017. Increasing risk of months with low rainfall and high temperature in southeast Australia for the past 150 years. Climate Risk Management, 16, 10–21, doi:10.1016/j.crm.2017.04.001