Day 2 – Wednesday 30 May

8.00am - 9.00am 

Tea / Coffee

Foyer, Ann Harding Conference Centre

9.00am - 9.30am

National Water Commission

The unfinished business of water reform

Ms Kerry Olsson (National Water Commission)

9.30am - 10.30am

Facilitated session: making the Source Modelling Community work for you

We are launching the Source Modelling Community to support the development of Source in Australia and overseas. We want it to be a valuable facility for experienced users as well as for those new to the community. Contribute your ideas to this facilitated session to help us design the Source Modelling Community to work to support your needs.

Professor Gary Jones

10.30am - 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00am - 12.30pm

Hear from experts on one of three specialist sessions:


Environmental flows context and science

Designing environmental flows programs based on system understanding
Prof Gary Jones

Predicting ecological responses to environmental flows
Dr Ben Gawne

Ecological models for flow scenario and optimisation tools: Status and needs
Dr Carmel Pollino

Integrating temporal dynamics into environmental flows planning: opportunities for the future
Dr Nick Bond

Panel discussion
Jones, Gawne, Pollino, Bond

Urban water system management


Linking urban water management to urban liveability

Prof Tony Wong


Whole of Catchment Urban Stormwater Retrofits: Various QLD and NSW Case Studies

Damion Cavanagh


Environmental considerations for stormwater harvesting from urban streams

Dr Tony Ladson


Modelling river systems


Modelling river systems using Source – functionality and capability

Dr Matthew Bethune,
Dr Geoff Podger

Overview of the trial application projects of Source
Dr Lydia Cetin

Goulbourn-Murray Operations applications project
Kym Wilson

Incorporating environmental demands/flows into planning
Dr Nick Marsh

Ordering, ownership, and Murray applications project
Alistair Korn

Q&A session


12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 2.30pm

Hear from experts on one of three specialist sessions:


Tools and methods for managing flows

Supporting objective-setting with evidence
Dr Michael Stewardson

eWater tools for managing environmental flows
Dr Nick Marsh

Managing the balance between supply and demand


Lot to suburb scale IUWM
Speaker TBC


An integrated water management model based on reliability tables created using MUSIC

Dr Dale Browne

Modelling catchment scale processes


Applications project – Great Barrier Reef
Dr David Waters

Calibrating rainfall runoff models in Source
Dr Phillip Jordan


Source for urban: tool for integrated water management

Philip Pedruco

Q&A session


2.30pm - 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.00pm - 4.30pm

Hear from experts on one of three specialist sessions:


Environmental flow program design and future prospects


Environmental flow monitoring and evaluation: lessons from VEFMAP
Dr Angus Webb


Program logic to tackle environmental water problems: an example of low flows

Dr Fran Sheldon & Dr. Nick Marsh


Advances and challenges in environmental flows

Prof Angela Arthington

Making better decisions about urban water


Managing trade-offs using optimisation approaches
Prof Graeme Dandy

Uncertainty and decision making: Probability and beyond
Prof George Kuczera


Customising Source

Introduction to customisation

Joel Rahman


Developing plugins to extend Source: DERM experience

Robin Ellis and
Ross Searle

Farm dam modelling in WA southern catchments: water security and reliability issues
Keirnan Fowler  


Wrap-up and panel Q&A

Dr Robert Carr,
Dr Matthew Bethune,
Dr Phillip Jordan,
Dr Geoff Podger



Day 2 – Conference close

Bus transfer from Ann Harding Conference Centre (view route info)