Victorian Water and Climate Initiative

The Victorian Water and Climate Initiative (VicWaCI) is a collaboration between the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and The University of Melbourne. Through the VicWaCI research, our understanding of climate change and its impacts on Victoria’s water resources has grown substantially.

Research covered by VicWaCI includes:

  • Different weather types and their influence on rainfall (Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Where runoff rates across Victoria have reduced, and the reasons for the decline (University of Melbourne)
  • Rainfall and streamflow projections (CSIRO)

The findings from the four years of VicWaCI research were brought together in Victoria’s Water in a Changing Climate, released in December 2020. It describes how the climate has and will continue to change and the impacts on Victoria’s water resources, allowing better preparation for the future.

Access the report: Victoria's Water in a Changing Climate

Video: Victoria's Water in a Changing Climate

Page last updated: 05 Oct 2021