We are a government owned, not-for-profit company specialising in the development and use of the integrated water resource management tools; Source, MUSIC and Toolkit. eWater continues the work of the eWater Cooperative Research Centre in developing these tools to meet Australia’s needs. We also share our knowledge and expertise with many international partners.

Our tools encapsulate the knowledge and methods developed through Australia’ water reform journey and our unique water management system of entitlements and allocations. Our tools provide a framework for managing a wide range of water management issues, including trans boundary and trans-sectoral water challenges.

Our team of software developers and hydrologists provide a range of services to support the integrated water resource management needs of our users and clients. We provide technical support services, training and capacity building. We support the users of our products through a community of practice, including user documentation, best practice guidelines and user forums.

We stand behind our tools; our team can meet all your hydrological modelling needs. We use a Problem-Based Learning approach, enabling our users and clients to benefit from our skills and expertise to solve their problems.

We work across all levels of government and with non-government organisations, International Financial Institutions, academics and consultants.

Organisational Capability

  • We offer:
    • Source and MUSIC software development
    • Software support services, such as bug fixes and problem solving
    • Source and MUSIC training
    • Full range of hydrological modelling services; catchment, river basin, urban
    • Capacity building, including learning by doing through collaborative projects


  • Ayeyarwady Basin Baseline Surface Water Assessment
    Develop a preliminary baseline Source water system model for the basin (north of the delta). From this, a baseline assessment of the surface water resources of the Ayeyarwady Basin was completed. https://ewater.org.au/products/ewatersource/ projects/Water-Resources-of-the- Ayeyarwady-River-Basin-Myanmar/
  • Developing river basin models and water sharing policy in the upper Godavari Basin, India.
    eWater has been working with Government of Maharashtra Water Resources Dept. to build capacity in the use of tools to improve water management in the Upper Godavari. https://ewater.org.au/products/ewatersource/ projects/developing-river-basin-models-andwater- sharing-policy-in-the-u/
  • Mekong River Council Study
    Tools and support for the visualisation and analysis of trade-off of different water management scenarios.
  • Rapid Initial Assessment of the State of Water Resources in Lao PDR
    The rapid assessment seeks to draw credible, strategic conclusions about the issues, challenges, opportunities and trade-offs for water resource availability and use in Lao PDR. The assessment will inform the National Water Strategy being developed by the Lao PDR Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) Drought Mechanism - Cambodian Pilot
    eWater, in partnership with ESCAP, GeoSciences Australia and the Australian Bureau of Meterology are testing the use of space-based data to help water users in drought prone countries better understand and manage droughts.
  • eWater is working with the Egyptian Department of Water Resources and Irrigation to build capacity in water management modelling and scenario analysis. The first component of the project involves on-line training packages on the generic aspects of Source. Followed by the development of a local pilot, using information collected locally. The third phase involves face-to-face training, wrapping up with a further period of post-training support (distance based).