MUSIC (Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation) is Australia’s leading tool for water sensitive urban design.
Urban development can detrimentally affect both the volume and quality of water flowing from a site. Grounded in decades of Australian research, we developed MUSIC’s simple and tailored workflow to make design and analysis of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) systems easy and meet best practice.
Across Australia, urban developers, planners, engineers local government and development approval agencies use MUSIC to manage the impact of urban development and other land use changes on waterways. Some Local Governments and states have mandated MUSIC for designing large-scale urban developments.
MUSIC can model a wide range of treatment devices to identify the best way to capture and reuse stormwater runoff, remove its contaminants, as well as reduce runoff frequency. With MUSIC you can evaluate these treatment devices to achieve WSUD and integrated water cycle management (IWCM) goals.
You can apply MUSIC at a range of catchment scales. By using it to compare alternative designs you can confidently decide on those that give the best outcomes — in cost as well as hydrology and receiving-water quality.
Our latest release
In May 2020, eWater released a new version of MUSIC – MUSICX.
MUSICX is the most significant upgrade of MUSIC in a decade. It maintains all the capability of MUSIC and gives users additional functionality and the benefits of modern software architecture. More about MUSICX