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AUSRIVAS Macroinvertebrate Predictive Modelling

AUSRIVAS (Australian River Assessment System) is a rapid prediction system used to assess the biological health of Australian rivers. These models predict the aquatic macroinvertebrate fauna expected to occur at a site in the absence of environmental stress, such as pollution or habitat degradation, to which the fauna collected at a site can be compared. Thus, AUSRIVAS produces a biological assessment that can be used to indicate the overall ecological health of the site.



CHUTE

CHUTE is a spreadsheet program for the design and analysis of rock chutes. Rock chutes can be employed in the restoration of rivers and channels to stabilise an erosion head or to reduce the overall grade of the channel.


Concept

Concept is a conceptual diagram drawing package that can be used to communicate dynamic relationships between multiple elements.


Eco-Evidence

Eco Evidence is a useful tool for anyone required to review literature on a specific topic of interest, particularly those seeking answers to cause-and-effect questions from existing literature. Eco Evidence facilitates evaluation and causal assessment in environmental management, and allows better use of the extensive pool of published research. Working with Eco Evidence, users can search and access a reusable ‘knowledge bank’ to obtain a list of citations relevant to specific cause-effect associations and the ‘atomised’ information extracted from scientific papers on which to base an evidence-based systematic literature review or causal assessment.


Eco-Modeller

Eco Modeller is a tool for building, storing and running quantitative models of ecological responses to physical and biological factors, for use in comparing the merits of alternative natural resource management scenarios.


eFlow-Predictor

eFlow uses environmental flow objectives to generate an altered flow regime and determine how much additional water would be required to achieve the new flow regime.


MCAT

MCAT (Multi Criteria Analysis Tool) is an investment decision support tool that optimises environmental expenditure using multi-criteria analysis and combinatorial optimisation techniques.


RAP

RAP (River Analysis Package) is a collection of 3 tools: Hydraulic Analysis - examines the hydraulic characteristics of river channels to determine the optimal discharge for a river reach based on specified rules. Time Series Analysis - calculates summary statistics of time series data, including hydrological metrics. Time Series Manager - manipulates and manages time series data.


RIPRAP

RIPRAP is a spreadsheet program for the design of rock lining (rip-rap) bank protection. It provides a range of rock sizes to be used depending on bank angle and depth chosen.


Source - public version

Source - public version, is a special version of eWater Source – Australia's national hydrological modelling platform. It is designed to simulate all aspects of water resource systems to support Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) studies in urban, catchments and river basins including human and ecological influences.

eWater Source — an Australian-wide collaboration effort backed by the Australian government — is built to meet the myriad climatic, geographic, water policy and governance settings across the country.

eWater Source is Australia’s national hydrological modelling platform which integrates water resource assessment with policy. An adaptive customisable platform which enables the technical assessment of water balance is combined with a unique governance modelling capability to produce water accounts and operate rivers according to agreements and treaties. Source is the outcome of two decades of collaboration between State and Federal Government water organisations, leading universities, water utilities and regional rural water authorities through the eWater CRC and it’s predecessors the CRC for Catchment Hydrology and the CRC for Freshwater Ecology. Endorsed and defensible – Source has been endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments as the national hydrological modelling platform. This free version is limited to 20 nodes. For all enquiries please phone +61 2 6201 5168 or email support@ewater.org.au.






Can't decide?

Consult the Model Choice series to help you choose the right catchment model for your needs.


Model Choice

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