QWMN Overview

The Queensland Water Modelling Network (QWMN) is improving the State’s capacity to model its surface water and groundwater resources and their quality. The QWMN provides the tools, information and collaborative platforms to support best-practice use of water models, and the uptake of their results by policy makers and natural resource managers. The QWMN delivers this through its research, development and innovation program; as well as focusing effort on building the capability of Queensland’s water modelling sector.

Since its establishment in 2017, the QWMN has completed numerous collaborative projects, from a critical review of climate change and water models through to improving integration between agricultural and water catchment models.

Find out more about the projects and project publications.

QWMN goals

  • Build a state-wide network with national influence to deliver transformative change
  • Foster integrated and scalable modelling to address water risks and opportunities
  • Champion a community of practice to leverage expertise
  • Encourage strategic co-investment and co-production in water modelling research, development and innovation
  • Increase application of water modelling to inform decision-making.

Key partners

  • Model practitioners (government, research and private sectors)
  • End users of model outputs (decision/policy makers, community groups, planners and investment programs)
  • Enabling environment (universities, workplace capability and direction setters).