Land and Water Link
We're all familiar with the idea of using organic waste to enrich soil
for agriculture but is it safe to use biosolids from wastewater treatment
plants for growing food? Read how researchers from CSIRO Land and Water
are helping to understand the risks and benefits of using biosolids in
When is a trickle more than enough? When a new tool called WetUp can
be downloaded from the CSIRO Land and Water website to help farmers use
their River and Irrigation Hydrology more efficiently.
'The Australian psyche is dominated by dreams of water', says CSIRO Land
and Water Chief Dr John Williams. But with these dreams come some dangerous
myths. Is it time to myth-proof our thinking? Dr Williams believes that
A new report released by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
in February 2003 provides scientific advice about landscape conservation
in NSW. It has subsequently been adopted by the NSW government as the
basis for native vegetation management reform.
Water is vital to us all, and we want to keep our water supplies safe
and reliable. Find out how CSIRO Land and Water is helping the residents
of the City of Mount Gambier in South Australia to safeguard their water
supply - the famous Blue Lake.
What happens to pesticides in water used to irrigate rice crops? A study
by CSIRO Land and Water scientists about the behaviour of chemicals under
Australian environmental conditions provides rice growers with options
to protect rivers.
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