The Peel River, near Tamworth, NSW.
The Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project
This project provided a comprehensive assessment of current and future water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin.
11 October 2010 | Updated 14 October 2011
CSIRO, through the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, has completed a series of reports which assess the current and future water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin.
CSIRO was contracted by the National Water Commission to provide the assessments, which led to the world's largest basin-scale investigation of the impacts on water resources of:
- catchment development
- changing groundwater extraction
- climate variability
- climate change.
A Water Availability in the Murray-Darling Basin report, summarising the assessments for 18 regions that comprise the Basin, is available on this website. Results for each of 18 regions in the Murray-Darling Basin are also available.
Read the Water Availability in the Murray-Darling Basin Report or Executive Summary: Water Availability in the Murray-Darling Basin.
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has developed a Basin Plan to provide a new way to manage water resources in the Basin.
Read about the support CSIRO and other research groups provided to the MDBA's development of the Plan at: Murray-Darling Basin research.