Potential areas of application
Many areas of the world are experiencing significantly lower than average rainfall, with severe impacts on rainfall-dependent industries and the environment. Agriculture, forestry, rural and urban water supplies and hydroelectricity have all been adversely impacted by the lower availability of water, and rainfall-dependent ecosystems have suffered significant damage.
There is some uncertainty as to how much of this low-rainfall experience constitutes a drought from which rainfall patterns will recover, and how much reflects a fundamental shift in climate. However, climate change modeling suggests that we are unlikely to return to historical rainfall patterns.
Rather, the current shifts in rainfall patterns around the world are are likely to continue, aggravating current localized water shortages.
ATLANT™ technology offers potential to improve currently declining streamflows, yields of surface water dams and replenishment of aquifers. And in the process reverse some of the economic losses associated with reduced rainfall in agriculture and forestry.
Read about the potential application of ATLANT™ across many areas and industries in An Economic Analysis of the Net Benefits of Extended Rainfall Enhancement Trials of Atlant in the Resources section of the website.
(227Kb)Trials of the Atlant ionisation rainfall-enhancement technology in Australia and proposal for trials in the Murray-Darling Basin
Submission made to the Standing Committee on Regional Australia
(1.2Mb)Additional Information on Australia Rain and the Atlant technology
Includes potential areas of application, technology overview and evaluation and review personnel
(1.4Mb)An Economic Analysis of the Net Benefits of Extended Rainfall Enhancement Trials of Atlant
Independent report by Analytecon Pty Ltd