Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) is a collaboration between CSIRO and the State Government of Queensland. Research at QCAT covers robotics and automation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, casting processes, mining science and engineering and improvement of iron ore processing.
DFAT - CSIRO Research for Development Alliance
The DFAT - CSIRO Alliance is a strategic partnership that aims to improve the impact of aid. The Alliance unites DFAT’s depth of experience in development assistance with CSIRO’s strength in research into complex problems that cross scales and sectors.
Water Availability in a Changing Climate
The Water for a Healthy Country Flagship is investigating how a changing climate and land use is impacting on Australia's future water security and developing scientific tools and knowledge to help water managers plan accordingly.
Rainwater tanks and heavy metal pollution
Research by CSIRO and Monash University has found the level of heavy metals in some rainwater tanks in Melbourne is higher than acceptable standards for drinking and has uncovered the possible reasons for these high levels.
Groundwater Assessment and Prediction
This research identifies and develops tools to assess Australia' groundwater resource and to facilitate better groundwater and surface water management.
The Murray-Darling Basin science
CSIRO has released a series of seven fact sheets to discuss the science it has undertaken in the Murray-Darling Basin which has played a role in supporting the development of water reforms.
Understanding floodplain ecosystems
CSIRO's research to better understand and predict the response of floodplain ecosystems to environmental change will enable more effective environmental water regimes.
Industrial and Urban Groundwater Contaminants stream
Industrial and Urban Groundwater Contaminants research provides the scientific basis to enable the definition and management of chemical exposures and impacts in industrial and urban groundwater and associated surface water environments.
Urban Systems Research Program
CSIRO urban research is enabling more sustainable cities through trans-disciplinary research and the development of new technologies and modelling approaches.
Dr Darla Hatton MacDonald: natural resource economist
Through the application of economic principles, Dr Darla Hatton McDonald's research on the value of natural resources aids decision-making by establishing a link between human preferences, human behaviour and the bio-physical or built environments.