Australia is dealing with a crisis of degrading catchments and water shortage. Effective management of water resources in semi-arid regions is currently stymied by a paucity of field data and lack of suitable models. We shall develop, for the first time, new algorithms and modified models to predict large-scale seasonal and inter-annual variability in water budget and evapotranspiration in semi-arid regions using remotely sensed data from a variety of satellites. This data will be integrated with new hydrogeochemical data from targeted field sites and used to improve water resources management initially in the Murray-Darling Basin and Lake Chad region in Africa.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/06 → 31/12/08|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD200,000.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD20,000.00
- Monash University: AUD119,800.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC)