CSIRO Land and Water
CSIRO Land and Water undertakes research focusing on the measurement and prediction of the availability and condition of Australia’s land and water resources.
CSIRO Land and Water scientists are working on the big challenges that are facing Australia and the world now and into the future including:
- increasing scarcity of land and water resources and the compounding effects of land degradation and climate change
- the need to increase global food production by 75 per cent by 2050 using the current area of arable land and within a carbon-constrained world
- the impacts of global human population growth and aspirations for western-level standards of living on water supply, food production, resource security, waste management (particularly greenhouse gases), energy production and environmental quality.
Our research on these challenges is being used by Australian governments and major industries to underpin future policies and programs on land and water resources.