Day 1 – Tuesday 29 May

 8.00am - 9.00am


Foyer, Ann Harding Conference Centre

9.00am - 9.15am

Opening remarks and welcome

Professor Gary Jones

9.15am - 9.30am

Launch of Source, Australia’s hydrological modelling platform

Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, Senator Don Farrell

9.30am - 10.30am



Global water challenges, learning from the Australian water experience

Dr Don Blackmore AM


Q&A session on Source

Professor Gary Jones

10.30am - 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am - 12.30pm

The Source story

How eWater Source will change the way we model our water resources. Improving decision making, integrating existing models and working within policy and guidelines for each state. Including case study examples of Source in use, flexibility and the development of plug-ins.

Dr Robert Carr, David Dreverman (Murray-Darling Basin Authority), Dr Jane Doolan (Department of Sustainability amd Environment), Paul Pendlebury (NSW Office of Water) and Professor Gary Jones

12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 3.00pm

Bureau of Meteorology: Source as part of the Bureau’s water information role

How new water information products and services from the Bureau of Meteorology will integrate with Source to improve water management decision making and inform water policy.
Development and use of the AWRA system for the National Water Account and Water Resource Assessments.

Dr Grace Mitchell, Dr Narendra Tuteja and Dr Andrew Frost (Bureau of Meteorology)
and Matthew Stenson (CSIRO)

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.30pm - 5.00pm

CSIRO: The history, current applications and future opportunities of Source

The history of Source development. A look inside Source and how to use it. Source for delivery of environmental flows: a risk framework. eWater/CSIRO opportunities with Source.

Peter Wallbrink, Joel Rahman, Geoff Podger, David Penton, Scott Keyworth


Day 1 – Close
Bus transfer from Ann Harding Conference Centre (view route info)