WISE stands for Water Information
System for the Environment. Its a collection of databases, each
containing comprehensive bibliographies of water information connected
to different parts of a specific catchment. You can search the databases
like the catalogue at your local library, looking for authors, titles
or keywords. You can also browse the databases by over 300 subjects
of interest. Theyll show you what water information is publicly
available for your catchment, and where you can get hold of it. Help
screens and glossaries will show you how to get around the site.
Choose a catchment from the list below to get started.
The WISE databases on this website are also available
on CD with which, in addition to the references, provide:
- video and sound clips
- maps and photographs
- descriptions of towns, conservation reserves, and
important historic and cultural sites
- information on typical plants and animals of the
- key issues in the catchment.
Download a brochure to find out more about WISE and order a CD:
WISE CDs on other catchments are currently being developed, including:
- Cooper Creek (Lake Eyre Basin)
- Lower Darling