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Assessing Australia's water resources
 
Geofabric update
 
New publication: Progress Report 2011
 
National Water Information Briefings
 
Webinar series: expression of interest
 
 

Seasonal streamflow forecasts

Streamflow forecasts for this summer are favouring near median flows for most forecast sites in Victoria and high flows for the majority of forecast sites in New South Wales.

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Water storages

Map of Australia showing water storage icons

  Latest Previous year
  % full % full
Australia 80.7% 70.6% 
ACT 100.0% 100.0%
NSW 78.5% 69.3%
NT 81.2% 78.2%
Qld 90.5% 94.5% 
SA 91.1% 98.9%
Tas 70.2% 63.9%
Vic 80.6% 66.9%
WA 95.1% 64.1%
     
Capital cities Latest Previous year
Adelaide 72.5% 87.0%
Brisbane 79.0% 99.5%
Canberra 100.0% 100.0%
Darwin 81.2% 78.2%
Hobart 98.5% 100.0%
Melbourne 65.6% 52.3%
Perth 28.5% 25.8%
Sydney 80.4% 71.6%
 
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Assessing Australia's water resources

 
  Image of Lake Eildon from the front cover of the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2010The Bureau of Meteorology has published its first Australian water resources assessment. This report will assist all Australians, particularly policy-makers and planners, to understand the current state of the nation’s water resources and to assess the impact of past and present water management practices. The Australian Water Resources Assessment 2010 is the first in a regular series.
 
 
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Geofabric update

 
  Version 2.0 of the Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric) is now available featuring several new components that increase its usability and function. The Geofabric is a specialised geographic information system that maps the spatial relationships between important hydrologic features such as rivers, lakes, aquifers, catchments and monitoring points.
 
 
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New publication: Progress Report 2011

 
  Improving Water Information Program Progress Report 2011This Bureau has made substantial advances in its mission to ensure Australia is better equipped to manage water scarcity, water quality and flood risk through ready access to high quality water information. An overview of progress made in 2011 through the Improving Water Information Program is now available.
 
 
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National Water Information Briefings

 
  National Water Information Briefing presentationsSeveral of the Bureau’s landmark new products were on display at the National Water Information Briefings in capital cities during November and December 2011. The briefings demonstrated the practical value and use of water information to more than 1,000 participants and provided the Bureau with valuable first-hand feedback about key products and services. Slide presentations from these briefings are now available.
 
 
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Webinar series: expression of interest

 
  Following the success of the recent National Water Information Briefings, we are seeking to make this information available to a broader audience. The Bureau is assessing the level of interest in a series of free webinars – or web-based seminars – in 2012. Please let us know if you would like to participate.
 
 
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