A mission to prepare Australia for future droughts

September 10th, 2021

Eastern and southern Australia are emerging from a widespread and severe drought. For many farmers, drought has meant disruption to crop and livestock production, and loss of income.

Impacts have been felt not just on the farm. Some regional communities ran out of water or came close to running out of water. And while many farmers and regional communities have recently celebrated the arrival of rain, we know the next drought is coming.

As Australia faces a future of more frequent and severe droughts, it’s critical that we come up with solutions and quickly.

That’s why we’ve launched our Drought Resilience Mission to tackle this major challenge. We’ve worked with industry, government and communities to develop this Mission. Together this decade, we will strive to reduce the impacts of droughts in Australia and enable faster recovery.

Read more: https://blog.csiro.au/drought-australia-mission/