The Queensland Water Modelling Network publications
HowLeaky is a software model that has been designed to assess the impacts of different land uses, soil conditions, management practices and climate-types on water balance and water quality. This document aims to provide HowLeaky users and developers with a detailed scientific description of the simulation model contained within the HowLeaky software (Version 5.49). This includes documentation of the scientific model equations, algorithms and descriptions of the input and output parameters. Sample input parameter values for different submodels are provided in the appendices.
This document does not aim to provide any information about the running of the software nor the features of its user-interface.
This project assessed Queensland’s current ability to incorporate climate variability and climate change projections in water models. Bringing together an experienced team of hydrologists, hydroclimate scientists, water quality scientists and practitioners, Alluvium Consulting Australia delivered the project in partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and University of Newcastle. Using the best available science, the project provides a clear pathway to consistent, robust modelling approaches for assessing climate change in Queensland water models.
The QWMN is coordinating an integrated response to the final report and investment portfolio recommendations. To get involved, contact QWMN@des.qld.gov.au.
This report reviews the current understanding of gully erosion and river sediment transport processes in Queensland catchments, and details how these processes have been represented in water quality models over the last 20 years. Developed through a consensus approach, the report identifies the research, data collection and conceptual design needs to improve these modelling practices, to make them more relevant to the growing needs of land management agencies and communities.
This catalogue provides a concise overview and collation of the major water models currently used by the Queensland Government. It is a resource for researchers and students to better understand the scope and range of models being applied by Queensland Government agencies and utilise these tools and applications for teaching and collaborative research projects.
This paper synthesises existing knowledge and experience on good water modelling practices and principles. It provides guidance for new and existing water model development efforts and informs end users and decision makers about what distinguishes good modelling practices from poor ones.
This document summarises the presentations given and issues discussed at the Forum attended by representatives from government agencies, public research bodies, universities, statutory authorities, not-for-profit organisations and the private sector.
Modelling of pollutant loads entering the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is undertaken as part of the Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling and Reporting Program (P2R). This project has investigated methods for integrating paddock and catchment scale modelling to improve representation of daily constituent concentrations going into the reef.
For more information contact QWMN@des.qld.gov.au