Above and Below: Understanding River-Groundwater Exchanges


Contemporary hydrology is concerned with pressing problems that often involve the interactions between rivers and groundwater. A review article recently published in Reviews of Geophysics explored scientific advances in observing, quantifying, measuring, and predicting the characteristics and processes that occur at the […]

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The Murray Darling Basin Plan is not delivering – there’s no more time to waste


More than five years after the Murray Darling Basin Plan was implemented, it’s clear that it is not delivering on its key objectives. The Basin Plan, at its core, is about reducing the amount of water that can be extracted […]

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Which precipitation dataset should one use?


Precipitation is arguably the most important driver of the terrestrial hydrological cycle. Since most research and operational hydrological applications require precipitation data, most hydrologists have probably faced the following question: “Which precipitation dataset should I use among the […]

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Forecasting streamflow to 12 months – is it worthwhile?


In 2010, the Bureau offered an operational seasonal streamflow forecast service to the public – probably the first such service in the world to be made publicly accessible.  Users of the seasonal streamflow forecasts have provided positive feedback, […]

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Five priorities for weather and climate research


Adapt to how data are made and used, urge Øystein Hov and colleagues. Meteorology is entering a new era. Demand is growing worldwide for forecasts of storms, floods and droughts. For example, warnings of this year’s devastating series […]

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