Collaboration the key to understanding the past, present and future of water availability in Victoria

The Victorian Water and Climate Initiative (VicWaCI) is a research collaboration between AWA members the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and The University of Melbourne. In December of 2020, the anticipated […]

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Climate change influences river flow

An international research team has demonstrated that climate change, rather than water and land management, plays a crucial role in river flow at a global level. Climate change is affecting the water balance of our planet: influencing the […]

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Understanding trends in water availability across Australia with AWRA-L

Climate change has far reaching implications on the hydrologic cycle impacting agricultural productivity, water resources availability, and increasing flood hazard – but understanding how the hydrologic cycle is changing across Australia is challenging. Many hydrometeorological variables are not […]

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Vale Vanessa Haverd

(extract from a message circulated by Dr Helen Cleugh, CSIRO) It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the sad news that our dear colleague and friend, Dr Vanessa Haverd, passed away on Tuesday Jan 19. […]

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Recovering water for the environment in the Murray-Darling: farm upgrades increase water prices more than buybacks

It’s been 13 years since the Australian Government set out to develop the Murray-Darling Basin Plan with the goal of finding a more sustainable balance between irrigation and the environment. Like much of the history of water sharing in the […]

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New water modelling to improve irrigation outlook accuracy

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW), Australia’s largest rural water corporation, has teamed up with researchers from the University of Melbourne to improve water forecasting in northern Victoria, to help irrigators with their business planning, cropping and water trading decisions. GMW […]

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