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Current CRC (1999-2006)

The current CRC commenced in 1999 and is funded till July 2006. Our mission is to deliver to resource managers the capability to assess the hydrologic impact of land-use and water-management decisions at whole-of-catchment scale.

To achieve our mission and related objectives, the Centre has six multi-disciplinary and integrated research programs:
1. Predicting catchment behaviour
2. Land-use impacts on rivers
3. Sustainable water allocation
4. Urban stormwater quality
5. Climate variability
6. River restoration

The research programs are supported by the Communication and Adoption and Education and Training programs.

Initial CRC (1992-1999)

The initial CRC for Catchment Hydrology was formed in July 1992 as an unincorporated joint venture between three research and five industry bodies. The research priorities were determined through a rigorous process involving both industry and research Parties and culminated in four research programs:

Education and Training and Technology Transfer and Commercialisation programs complemented the initial CRC’s research portfolio.

For the second round of projects (1997-1999) the Catchment and Salt Balance program was split into two programs ‘Salinity’ and ‘Forest Hydrology’ reflecting the increased emphasis on salinity as an issue of national importance – the issue was ranked number one by senior industry based participants at the CRC’s 1994 Future Issues Workshop.

Initial CRC research programs consisted of small scale process focussed projects reflecting the industry need to address specific problems.