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Welcome to the Australian Water School (AWS)

AWS has been transferred to new custodian Water Research Australia, ensuring the water industry continues to receive demand-driven and industry-designed professional development and training to up-skill and share knowledge across water industry professionals.

AWS has continued to go from strength to strength delivering high-calibre online training, focusing on significant, innovative or critical advances in water science, technology and management. The webinars, live training and now on-demand training, provide a learning and discussion forum for the water industry globally. Attendees come from across widely varying roles including science, engineering, technical, planning, policy, environment, agriculture, mining, asset management and manufacturing.


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Live Course: Dam Breach Modelling with HEC-RAS

Advancement in tools allow more efficient production of inundation data than ever before

Date: Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - Thursday, 12 November, 2020

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Webinar: Python scripting for water modellers

Basic data structures and importing modules

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Live Course: Sediment Transport Modelling - Nov 2020

Using HEC-RAS to predict sediment loads.

Date: Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - Tuesday, 17 November, 2020

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Webinar: The importance of 2D cell size for accurate hydraulic modelling

Learn how to select an appropriate 2D cell size to achieve accurate hydraulic modelling results during your flood and urban stormwater inundation assessments.

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On-demand Training

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QGIS for water modelling

Use QGIS in catchment and stream delineation for adding and visualising hydrological data.

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1D HEC-RAS water modelling

Step through how to build and run a one-dimensional model using RAS Mapper, introducing fundamental processes.

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2D HEC-RAS water modelling

Master the powerful features of HEC-RAS to build two-dimensional hydraulic models.

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MODFLOW groundwater modelling

Practical introduction to groundwater flow models. Simulate steady and transient flow in an irregularly shaped system in which aquifers can be confined, unconfined and mixed.

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