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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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Upcoming online live training



Webinar: QGIS for preparing and visualising hydrological data

Preprocessing open data for hydrological and hydraulic modelling using QGIS.

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Live course: Modelling structures in HEC-RAS - Aug 2020

Water modelling for bridges and culverts

Date: Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - Thursday, 13 August, 2020

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Live course: QGIS for water modelling - Aug 2020

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

Date: Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - Thursday, 27 August, 2020

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Webinar: Python scripting for water modellers

Basic data structures and importing modules

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On-demand Training

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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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