Deluge & drought: Water security in a changing climate

Landscape view of farmland near Bruce Rock in the Western Australian wheat belt. 1981. (Source: Willem van Aken)

Water is essential for life. It shapes where and how we live, determines the availability of food and other services that underpin human well-being and is crucial for healthy natural ecosystems. Yet in Australia and globally the water […]

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Groundwater and drought

Bore water tank during drought near Mossgiel, NSW. November 2002. (Source: Gregory Heath)

Drought is in the news here in New South Wales, Australia. But how are rainfall, drought and groundwater related? First, we need to understand what drought is. Is it a water shortage? Or a lack of rainfall? Or […]

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