Land and water resources
Australia's water home page: Water for the Future priorities - taking action on climate change, securing water supplies, using water wisely, supporting healthy rivers. Includes irrigation, Murray-Darling Basin, water quality and wetlands.
The Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program (ACLEP) is a proven model for national cooperation and collaboration. It provides a focus for the collection, collation, management, dissemination and analysis of nationally consistent, integrated data and information on soil and land resources.
The Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS) provides online access to the best available soil and land resource information in a consistent format across the country. ASRIS has been developed for a broad range of users including natural resource managers, educational institutions, planners, researchers, and community groups.
Obtain information about the coastal and marine legislation, policies and programs which are developed and implemented by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
Undertaking research focusing on the measurement and prediction of the availability and condition of Australia's land and water resources.
Free Flow is the place to go for open online conversations with the Murray–Darling Basin Authority. There are updates on the Basin Plan as well as the range of activities the MDBA undertakes.
The Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement is a joint undertaking of the Australian, Queensland, South Australian and Northern Territory Governments. The Agreement established the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum. This site includes information about the Community Advisory Committee, Scientific Advisory Panel and Australia's Lake Eyre Basin.
This web-site contains the important outputs from 19 years of sustainable land use research by Land & Water Australia. In it you will find a large variety of reports and publications produced by the Corporation, sorted by theme and program. All of these are freely available for use. There is also a brief section on Land & Water Australia, and its news archive at its closure in 2009.
The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is the single agency responsible for planning integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin in the national interest.
The National Program for Sustainable Irrigation (NPSI) invests into research and adoption of sustainable irrigation practices. It collaborates with government and primary producer bodies and has been responsible for improved irrigation scheduling and application techniques.
The National Water Commission is responsible for helping to drive national water reform and advising the Minister for Climate Change and Water and State and Territory governments on water issues. This site provides information about water reform in Australia, including information on the National Water Initiative and Australian Government Water Fund programmes.
The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce is a high level independent group of Australian experts. The Taskforce will be examining the potential for new developments in northern Australia that rely on significant local or regional water resources and will consult with stakeholders in the north to identify opportunities for further development.
OzCoasts provides comprehensive information about Australia's coast, including its estuaries and coastal waterways. This information helps to generate a better understanding of coastal environments, the complex processes that occur in them, the potential environmental health issues and how to recognise and deal with these issues.
Australia regulates the loading and dumping of waste at sea under the Environment Protection (Sea Dumping) Act 1981 (the Sea Dumping Act). The Sea Dumping Act also fulfils Australia's international obligations under the London Protocol to prevent marine pollution by controlling dumping of wastes and other matter. Permits are required for all sea dumping operations including dumping off vessels, platforms or other man-made structures and for burials at sea.
The Basin Plan provides an integrated and strategic framework for water reform, consistent with the requirements of the Water Act.
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Find how much water is available in Australia, your state, capital city and for individual storages.