Containing the COVID-19 virus is a global public health challenge. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), frequent and thorough hand washing can help reduce your chances of contracting infectious diseases such as COVID-19. But it is hard to wash your hands if you don’t have access to clean water – and worldwide 780 million […]
The Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN) aims to improve the state’s capacity to model its surface water and groundwater resources and improve the quality of it’s models. Established by the Queensland Government in 2017, the QWMN provides tools, information and collaborative platforms to support best-practice use of water models and the uptake of their results […]
eWater’s Source modelling provides a valuable tool to help water and catchment managers predict the impacts of the recent bushfires on river systems and water supplies. Source has a number of rainfall-runoff models which can be directly parameterized to reflect changes to runoff volumes due to forest destruction and regrowth. Source water system models using […]
Changes to the quality of runoff Past bushfires have resulted in significant water quality emergencies, for example: contamination of water supply reservoirs in Canberra’s Cotter catchment, leading to disruptions to water supply and the need to construct a new water treatment plant (White I. et al, 2006) a significant fish kill due to near-zero dissolved oxygen levels […]
The recent devastating bushfires have left many water supply catchments significantly damaged. Water and catchment managers will be faced with a range of short and long-term impacts on both water quality and volumes of runoff. In this page, we bring together information to support our community work through these challenging times, including: an overview of the […]
The Strengthening Water Resources Management in Afghanistan (SWaRMA) project is a two year collaboration between the governments of Afghanistan and Australia through the CSIRO. eWater, in collaboration with the CSIRO has supported the initiative through: Developing a Kabul Basin Model. Developing a Whole-of-Afghanistan water availability model. Capacity building in water resource modelling with eWater Source. […]
Source plays an important role in managing the waters resources of the Murray-Darling Basin
eWater has worked with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) since 2013. Established in 1995 under the Mekong Agreement. The MRC is an inter-governmental agency working with the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam with the goal of jointly managing the shared water resource and the sustainable development of the Mekong River. Since 2013, eWater […]
Water is essential to life and culture in the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao. More than third of GDP and 75% of employment comes from subsistence agriculture, which is heavily dependent on rainfall and Lao’s rivers. Traditionally, the People’s Democratic Republic of Lao (Lao PDR) was considered a water rich country, but increasing demand for […]
Construction of dams, weirs and use of water for irrigation, industry and towns has meant that many aquatic and floodplain ecosystems don’t get the water they did naturally. One way of addressing this is to construct infrastructure, such as regulators and embankments that allow water managers to simulate natural watering regimes with lower flows. While […]
Decades of war and political instability have decimated most of Afghanistan’s water infrastructure and reduced the technical capacity of the water resources sector. In response, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is undertaking a range of initiatives to invest in new infrastructure, improve water resource management and increase capability. One such initiative is […]
Source models support strategic planning, policy development, catchment and water resource management in the Australian Capital Territory The models underpin the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Water Strategy 2014-44 – Striking the Balance and support the ACT Government to meet its obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan 2012. Together with eWater, the ACT Environment, Planning and […]
MUSICX is the most significant upgrade to the industry standard MUSIC in a decade. MUSICX has been re-designed and re-written into modern software coding platform, maintaining all the capability of MUSIC V6.3 but giving users additional functionality and the benefits of modern software architecture. The real strength of MUSICX is the ability to link your […]
eWater assisted the Maharashtra Department of Water Resources to develop a modelling framework to test water management options and to support the development of an integrated water resources management (IWRM) plan for the Upper Godavari sub-basin.
For 130 years Melbourne’s catchments and water infrastructure have provided for the water needs of Melbourne’s growing population and industry. Population growth and climate change are putting increasing pressure on Melbourne’s traditional water supplies. Melbourne Water is working with retail water company customers to adopt a more integrated approach to delivering water services, with the […]
eWater, in partnership with UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) implemented a pilot using space-based data to help water users in drought prone countries to better understand and manage droughts.
Upcoming training – 31st May 2020
As part of our eWater Academy, we are enhancing our Source training packages to provide a structured pathway to certification in Source Modelling for Industry, Governments and Development Partners.