Science

The science that supports our products

Water use in Australia is undergoing profound transformation as rising public concern about water security and declining river health conspire to drive generational change in policy and management. Today it is broadly understood that we must find ways to use water more wisely and efficiently for the sake of both our population and the environment.

eWater CRC is using the latest science to support the ecologically and economically sustainable use of Australia’s water and river systems. Our researchers have forged strong partnerships with industry to support the repeated, transparent and efficient analysis of diverse water management and climatic scenarios.

Based on new knowledge and innovative thinking, we are building the next generation of forecasting and decision tools for the water management industry. Our products help water managers and policy analysts better understand the myriad physical, environmental and socioeconomic interactions influencing modern water resource management.

eWater’s tools support all those involved in managing all or part of rivers, water supplies, wetlands, catchment runoff and salinity, urban waters, monitoring programs or catchment restoration programs. eWater technical solutions integrate environmental management of water quality and quantity, and river health, with day-to-day water resources planning and operation. Our activities support implementation of the National Water Initiative and are aligned with National Research Priorities.

River Systems

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Focussed R&D 2009-10

Faster Prescriptions for Environmental Water

Bringing groundwater information to the surface

Ecological Management

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Focussed R&D 2009-10

Fine sediments, small creatures, big headaches

Biodiversity in headwater streams

Watering ecosystems by tapping into science

Fish ecology in the desert

Where do fish go in a drought?

Catchments and Climate

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Focussed R&D 2009-10

Turning Reality Farm into Catchment Models

Estimating future streamflows

Urban Systems

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Focussed R&D 2009-10

A stronger role for rainwater tanks

Taking the pressure off resevoirs

Living on the edge comparing urban water systems

Keeping urban waterways clean

Trapping sediment in stormwater wetlands