Government funding for Source as national platform
Thursday 26 July 2012
eWater recently secured $7.8m in government funding (Federal and states) for the adoption of the Source hydrological modelling platform to aid water planning and management across Australia.
Government funding for Source provides for technical and professional capability for the implementation and customisation of eWater's Source modelling platform for application in selected individual river/basins and valleys in the Murray-Darling Basin and further across Australia.
The Australian Government’s contribution of nearly $4m to the adoption of Source is matched by a combined New South Wales, Victorian, Queensland, South Australian, ACT and Northern Territory government contribution, bringing the total funding to $7.8m.
The national adoption of the Source modelling platform will provide consistency in water resource planning across jurisdictions, by integrating the economic and environmental uses of water to better assist how we plan and deliver water for cities, irrigation, industry, mining, wetlands and waterways.
Source as the National Hydrologic Modelling Platform (NHMP) supports the National Water Initiative, Australia’s blueprint for water reform, by providing an integrated approach to managing surface, ground and environmental water in rural and urban catchments across Australia.
- flexible enterprise level modelling with wide ranging applications
- integrated policy, management and science
- customisation to suit user needs
- configuration for typical integrated water resources management situations
- building upon existing approaches
- use with existing hydrological models
- supports contributions to the wider knowledge pool for water management.