Water resources in Australia

How much water is in Australia? Where is it all located and what are the major water systems. What are the major issues associated with water in Australia?

This key concept covers statistics on Australian water resources (rainfall, runoff, water storages, water availability) and water use in Australia. It also covers some of the major water systems including:

  • The Murray-Darling Basin
  • The Great Artesian Basin
  • Lake Eyre
  • The Great Barrier Reef

Information is also provided on some of Australia's important Ramsar wetlands and weather patterns that have particular influence on the Australian environment such as El Nino and La Nina.

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