Australia's leading scientists have confirmed that human-induced climate change is likely to have a significant effect upon Australian water systems over the coming decades.
Climate change will affect regions of Australia differently - this website outlines how. If we continue to pollute large amounts of greenhouse gases then climate change could result in enormous stress upon many human and natural systems.
A key issue under future climate change will be managing the growing demand and competition for water between human systems and the environment. To meet the needs of all water users, it will be critical that water be managed on an integrated basis, where adequate supplies are allocated to human and environmental needs in a sustainable manner.
The future of Australia's human and natural systems lie in the hands of those who have the power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: every one of us!
The following pages are based on a comprehensive review of Australian research undertaken by the Institute for Sustainable Futures.
The reference list for these pages