Water Supply and Catchment Yield Studies

Harvesting of surface runoff is an important source of water supply for urban areas and many mining and industrial operations.

Our catchment modelling expertise includes assessment of catchment yield which enables us to assess the reliability of water supply systems relying on surface runoff. We also model the interaction between storage size and water demand to identify required storage volumes to achieve different levels of supply reliability. We have undertaken both local and basin-wide studies of rainfall-runoff behaviour, catchment yield, water demands and reservoir operations.

Case studies

Murrumbidgee River

Murrumbidgee River

Identification of water saving strategies

Part of the Murrumbidgee River Efficiency Project

Darebin Creek on Melbourne’s Northern Outskirts

Melbourne Water

Methodology to define the volume and timing of stormwater flows available for harvesting

Based on a novel approach to configuring the MUSIC hydrologic model

Other projects

ROL & IROL Audits

Audit of water supply scheme operation, data collection and reporting against ROL and IROL licence requirements.

Audits have been undertaken for the following water supply schemes:

  • Mareeba Dimbulah
  • Eton
  • Wide Bay
  • Logan
  • Ross River
  • Paluma Crystal

Qld Water Supply Schemes