We think of the water modelling sector in Queensland as the water modelling and use sector.
Water modelling and use sector
In Queensland, the sector contains:
- university and public and private sector academics, researchers and practitioners, who develop innovative modelling solutions, as well as use models to generate policy and planning relevant research. In addition, academics, researchers and practitioners supply modelling education and training services, which help build the capabilities of current and future work forces, both in the public and private sectors
- a range of small to large consulting firms who use models to provide analysis, assessment and planning services to state and local governments, water utilities and NGOs, such as natural resource management (NRM) bodies
- NRMs, who commission and use models and model outputs to inform planning and management
- modellers in the Queensland Government and the policy-makers who work with them
- modelling technology and infrastructure suppliers from within Queensland and beyond, both nationally and internationally, who provide model and data-focused tools, platforms and infrastructures, along with training, to enable and improve modelling work.