The Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity adaptation network brings together Australia’s top water scientists with interests and skills in water resources and freshwater biodiversity, and the implications of climate change.
There is an urgent need to understand the risks to Australia’s surface and groundwater resources and freshwater biodiversity due to climate change (in the context of other pressures) as well as the technical and policy interventions that will be required to meet future human water needs without further degrading freshwater ecosystems and the important natural assets and values they provide.
The primary goals of the network are to:
- facilitate the development of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research at the national scale;
- build research capacity through support and mentoring of early career scientists;
- synthesise relevant knowledge to give Australian water and biodiversity managers the best chance of coping with a difficult climate future.