Summary of research
Climate change is affecting the water cycle, with higher temperatures and more variable rainfall changing how much water is available as surface water and groundwater. These reports and data were published by the NSW Government in 2015, and can help analysts and decision makers understand how NSW’s water resources are affected by climate change, and make better informed planning and management decisions.
Reports and guides
Maps, datasets and technical notes
Climate change impacts on surface runoff and recharge to groundwater (PDF 4.2MB) - A study of climate change impacts on surface runoff and groundwater recharge, using NARCliM climate projections.
NSW Groundwater Recharge maps all epochs (ZIP 3.9MB) - Maps of NSW showing modelled average groundwater recharge (annual and seasonal) for the near future and far future.
NSW Groundwater Recharge map data all epochs (ZIP 2.8MB) - A series of .csv files containing modelled groundwater recharge values for NSW locations.
NSW Surface Runoff maps all epochs (ZIP 3.7MB) - Maps of NSW showing modelled average surface runoff (annual and seasonal) for the near future and far future.
NSW Surface Runoff map data all epochs (ZIP 2.8MB) - A series of .csv files containing modelled surface runoff values for NSW locations.