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First-time users

Noticed that a few things have changed?

The scope of the Catchment Modelling Toolkit has changed and with this has come a new look and new functionality. The Toolkit's subject matter now extends to many different areas of water management and it is no longer simply a place to download catchment modelling tools. Rather, users will now be able to search our knowledge base for resources such as publications, web links and data sets, participate in discussion forums and utilise online tools, as well as being able to access all of the functionality of the previous site (e.g. training, events and tool alerts and information).

Getting around the Toolkit

Brief descriptions of the major sections of the Toolkit website are given below:


The Themes section provides a way for users to identify tools and resources according to particular water management disciplines, such as urban water and catchment modelling. Each theme has it's own dedicated area on the site, where you can:

  • search for multiple resource types related to that theme
  • participate in discussion forums for sharing ideas on water management issues
  • find geographically relevant resources via map searches
  • access tools related to your theme of interest
  • utilise online tools

You can access the theme areas via the drop down menu at the top of the page.


All downloadable and online tools are available via the Tools home page. From there you can select a tool you are interested in and access detailed information about it, including technical specificationss, support information and resources. By logging into the Toolkit web site as a Member you also have access to download the latest software version, submit bugs and report feedback.


The Support section contains links to areas where you can obtain assistance in the use of Toolkit products. The Toolkit web site offers a number of ways to obtain support for each tool:

  • Documentation such as user guides and manuals can be accessed from the Documentation page as well as on each tool's home page.
  • Discussion forums are available so that allow you to post public threads regarding anything to do with tools or the Toolkit website itself.


You can search the Toolkit site and it's knowledge base from anywhere on the site, using the search input in the top menu.


Search results are divided into different record types which are displayed using tabs. Just click a tab in the search page to view the results for that record type. The search results tabs are explained below.

  • Documents - reports, publications, journal articles, user manuals, etc.
  • Web links - useful links to other relevant sites.
  • Datasets - data that is free to use (e.g. spatial and time-series data).
  • Tools - all tools that are available for download or use online.
  • Tool files - files generated by or for use with Toolkit tools (e.g. a '.cpt' project file for use with Concept - conceptual diagram tool).
  • This site - pages on the Toolkit site as searched by Google.
  • Other sites - pages on other sites that we have told Google to search.

Login or Become a Member

Becoming a Member of Toolkit web site allows you to download tools, report bugs for specific tools, use online tools and discussion forums. You must be a registered member to log in and access these Member privilages.

eWater Ltd does not share your contact details or personal information with any other organisation.


The About section provides users with an overview of the Catchment Modelling Toolkit, how and why it came about, what it offers users and how you can contribute to it's development. It also includes contact details of the Toolkit team, a page for your feedback and the Member Registration form.

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