Source Training

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak we are temporarily suspending all face-face training. We will soon be announcing a new suite of online training. 


Source accommodates diverse climatic, geographic, water policy and governance settings for both Australian and international climatic conditions. At eWater, we aim to deliver training built around a framework of accomplishing your specific modelling objectives. Packages will include elements of problem exploration, best practice modelling and case studies as well as relevant functionality of the eWater software suite. 

View our course calendar for upcoming dates, or view course types below.

2020 Training Courses

Source Fundamentals

This two-day course introduces the basic concepts of creating integrated catchment and river system planning models. Attendees will learn how constructing catchment models and running simulations for a range of scenarios helps to assess the impacts of catchment management practices on water quantity and quality outcomes.

Advanced & customised courses

Advanced Topics in Source Hydrological Modelliing

This course builds on the Fundamentals Course, delving into more complex features and applications of Source, including:

  • Functions Manager
  • Results Manager, exploring full capability and statistics
  • Water User and Irrigator Demand Model
  • urban demands, including climate dependent demand and restrictions
  • environmental flows and demands
  • processing orders
  • advanced features of a river system model, including storages, weirs and wetlands

The Fundamentals Course is a pre-requisite for this Advanced Hydrological Modelling Course.

Source Catchments and Water Quality Modelling Specialist

This course builds on the Fundamentals Course, delving into more complex features and applications of the catchments and water Source, including:

  • advanced calibration
  • water quality modelling and calibration
  • understanding potential changes to water quality
  • assessing water quality remediation options
  • surface-groundwater interactions

The Fundamentals course is a pre-requisite for this specialist course.

Source Water Resources Assessment and Water Sharing Specialist

Advanced Source users can further their skills by taking this specialist course. Participants will learn how to develop and use sophisticated models to support all areas of water resource assessment and planning, including:

  • models as a planning tool
  • establishing a baseline
  • scenarios – choosing, developing and applying scenarios
  • resource assessment and accounting – assessing available water resources and distributing allocations
  • water accounting and sharing
  • Assign, track, manage and reassign an owner’s share of water as it moves through the river system
  • Evaluate daily operation decisions and develop seasonal operating plans
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • Optimised Ordering (NetLP)

The Advanced course is a pre-requisite for this specialist course.

Source Customisation Specialist

This course is designed for ICT Professionals who want to develop customised plugins to work with the Source software. The course will cover:

  •  how Source customisation works
  • existing plugins
  •  requirements for developing plugins
  •  how to develop a plugin
  • sharing plugins

Participants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in C#/.NET programming environments.


Customised / in-house course

For tailored regional and international training, please send us an enquiry and we will work with you to develop a course outline to meet your specific requirements.


Locations, dates & registration

Courses that are currently available are shown in our course calendar and can be booked online below.

We accept online and phone payments by MasterCard, VISA, PayPal and bank transfer.

If there is a course you would like to attend that is not currently available, please contact us below.


Call 1300 5 WATER (toll-free in Australia)
or +61 2 6206 8637
Office hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST
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Our trainers

Dr Geoffrey Adams
Executive Manager Projects

Juanita Moolman
Senior Hydrologist

Karina Redpath
Senior Hydrologist

Dr Paradis Someth
Principal Hydrologist

Geoff Davis
Executive Manager Software Development

David Hehir
Software Developer

Source webinars

These free webinars provide an introduction to the Source modelling platform.

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