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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OzEWEX draft 2020-2029 Science Plan released

Since 2012, the Australian Energy and Water Exchanges research initiative (OzEWEX) has sought to foster and support communities of researchers and research users in the fields of water and climate science. This endeavour was underpinned by our 2014-2019 Science Plan and […]

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Can we achieve seasonally coherent forecasts given limited NWP data – across a continental domain?

Reliable weather forecasts are critical for the planning and management of a variety of social and economic activities, such as water management. To make such forecasts, numerical weather prediction (NWP) models have been developed. However, NWP models are […]

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Water reform for all: a national response to a water emergency

The following is an introduction to Water reform for all: a national response to a water emergency. Read the full report here. Australia’s water reform project is failing to fully deliver for all Australians. With the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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