Queensland water modelling

The Queensland Government publishes water quality models and guidelines to help businesses use best practice when tendering, seeking planning approval or managing water resources in Queensland.

These resources were developed in collaboration with universities, scientific providers and scientific consultants to improve the use and integration of hydrology, groundwater and water quality models in Queensland.

Best practice water modelling guidelines

The modelling guidelines developed by the Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN) include:

  • best practice recommendations
  • useful checklists.

You can use these guidelines when developing new and existing water models, to capture essential information about end-user expectations (e.g. to meet Queensland Government requirements) and produce modelling outputs and proposals consistent with industry best practice.

Read the QWMN Good modelling practice principles (PDF, 1.5MB).

Water model catalogue

The water model catalogue developed by QWMN:

  • identifies 18 major water models being used by Queensland Government
  • reviews characteristics, strengths and weaknesses for each model
  • suggests opportunities to use models to support policy, planning and risk assessment programs.

The water models have a wide range of uses including:

  • land-holder decision making
  • agricultural systems assessments
  • water planning decision making
  • framing catchment and groundwater policy making and reporting
  • receiving waters and coastal water quality reporting.

Learn more about the QWMN water model catalogue (PDF, 2.3MB).

Water modelling community of practice

You can join a community of practice run by the QWMN to:

  • seek assistance with developing and applying models
  • stay up to date on developments in the water modelling field.

Email qwmn@des.qld.gov.au for more information.

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