A seven-year lead drought precursor for South Australia

An international research collaboration, led by the Flinders University of South Australia, has revealed a seven-year lag precipitation teleconnection for South Australia. The teleconnection is characterised as a positive 29-season lag correlation between precipitation in South Australia and […]

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Nature has played on a continental scale water-storage seesaw for five decades in Australia

A research team based at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, at the Flinders University of South Australia, recently reported an opposite temporal pattern of terrestrial water storage (TWS) between eastern and western Australia. The researchers […]

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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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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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