The Afghan government, together with its development partners, is working hard to address the country’s water challenges.
This project is part of the Australian government's commitment to supporting water sector reform in Afghanistan and will provide Afghanistan with a functioning water information system, through ongoing collaboration between CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and Afghanistan’s National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA).
Outcomes will provide water information to planners and citizens alike. Planners can use data and information to guide investment in the water sector and citizens can get information services like water allocation or reservoir water status to plan water use or minimise water risks.
Our heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
Our solar thermal technology combined with China's manufacturing capability will help expedite and deliver solar thermal as an important source of renewable energy in China. It will also help commercialise this emerging technology on a larger scale.
Cowpeas are an important food crop in Sub-Saharan Africa but yields are often reduced by more than 80 per cent due to pests and diseases.
By developing improved breeding material, CSIRO also aims to transfer knowledge of the technology to Africa to help combat one of the major pests that affect cowpeas – the legume pod borer.
Helping Cyprus meet its renewable energy targets with half an acre of our unique sun-tracking mirrors, or heliostats, in the sun-drenched Mediterranean.
Around 70 per cent of the world's nickel reserves are found in the form of laterites, which are soils rich in mineral ores. Many of these reserves remain untapped due to the complexities of extraction from laterites.
Direct Nickel is working to significantly improve the efficiency and economics of nickel laterite processing in order to unlock the world's nickel laterite supply.
Considered a major step forward in providing consistency and objectivity in the drill core logging process, the HyLogging system provides new information on the mineralogy of ore deposits.
It dramatically improves geologists' efficiency and productivity by providing them with 'a new set of eyes' to map mineral composition rapidly and objectively.
The UltraBattery can store renewable energy providing reliability, stability and load levelling. It has been commercialised by energy storage solution company ecoult and is being used by Honda in its new Odyssey hybrid model.
The UltraBattery, being tested in rural India has the potential to improve energy security in the world's second largest country by population and reduce reliance on diesel generators.
Cowpeas are a staple food and an important source of protein for more than 200 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mostly grown in West Africa, the leaves and green pods of cowpeas can be eaten before maturity.
The legume pod borer is one of the major pests affects cowpeas. They damage cowpea flowers, young pods and seeds which drastically reduces yield. Communities are unable to use insecticides in this region as they cannot afford them and do not have the equipment to handle them safely. CSIRO researchers are developing a system for genetically engineering cowpeas so that they can introduce new genes for insect protection.
In 2019 a new insect-resistant cowpea variety was successfully registered in Nigeria paving the way for commercial cultivation and transfer knowledge of the cowpea technology to other parts of Africa.
Our work with PNG's shark and ray fishery has led to new biodiversity discoveries and will support sustainable management of the fishery into the future.
We have developed an objective scientific approach that reflects the importance of cultural considerations in Indigenous communities. It also takes into account these communities are often driven by considerations that are not economic.