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Land and water resources

Australia's water

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.

Department of the Environment

Australian Collaborative Land Evaluation Program

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.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Australian Soil Resource Information System

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.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSIRO Land and Water

Undertaking research focusing on the measurement and prediction of the availability and condition of Australia's land and water resources.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Free Flow – the MDBA blog

Enables 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.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Lake Eyre Basin Agreement

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.

Department of the Environment

Land and Water Australia (LWA)

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.

Department of Agriculture


Obtain information about marine legislation, reserves, species, pollution and fisheries plus the lastest marine news.

Department of the Environment

Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)

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.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

National Water Commission (NWC)

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.

National Water Commission


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.

Geoscience Australia

The Basin Plan

The Basin Plan provides an integrated and strategic framework for water reform, consistent with the requirements of the Water Act.

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Water Storage

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Find how much water is available in Australia, your state, capital city and for individual storages.

Bureau of Meteorology

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