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Report on MODSIM 2009 Conference

Dave Penton The The conference was held over five days with presentations covering issues of modelling and simulation, water resources, environmental management, decision support systems and other related sciences. Presenting organisations include BOM, CSIRO, NSW DWE, NSW DECC, VIC DPI, ABS, QLD DERM, BMT WBM (Consultants) and local and international universities. Sessions from eWater on WaterCAST and Ground water/Surface water interaction were well supported. WaterCAST had a dozen papers presented, mainly by practitioners. The GW/SW interactions had a dozen papers and two sessions of workshops. RiverSystems was also well supported with three papers presented. A few papers were also presented on eWater's other themes. 


  • Development of RiverOperator: a tool to support operational management of river systems. Bridgart, R.J. and M. Bethune
  • Improving the efficiency of delivering water in Australian river systems: modelling multiple paths. Gilmore, R.L., G. Kuczera, D. Penton and G. Podger
  • Comparing software for modelling the management rules that river operators implement. Penton, D.J. and R. Gilmore