Water Resources

There are a number of water resource datasets and online tools that may be of interest to SEES researchers. While datasets can be downloaded from these sites, please be sure to comply with the relevant UOW policies and procedures before doing so.

Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric)

The Australian Hydrological Geospatial Fabric (Geofabric) is a specialised Geographic Information System (GIS). It registers the spatial relationships between important hydrological features such as rivers, water bodies, aquifers and monitoring points.

Australian Groundwater Explorer

The Australian Groundwater Explorer provides access to a wide range of groundwater data, including around 800 000 bore locations, bore logs and landscape characteristics. The portal allows you to visualise and analyse groundwater information within an area of interest.

National Groundwater Information System

The National Groundwater Information System is a spatial database for GIS specialists that contains a range of groundwater information submitted by States and Territories. The System contains more than 800 000 bore locations with associated lithology logs, bore construction logs and hydrostratigraphy logs. 2D and 3D aquifer geometries are also available for some areas.

Other Water Tools and Resources

The eWater Toolkit.

“The Toolkit” (public version) is a web-based distribution point for hydrological, ecological and catchment management models, databases and other resources that may be useful to those involved in land and water management. Most of the tools are available as freeware.Based on the descriptions on the eWater website, the tools fall into 4 categories:

  • Urban Tools
  • Eco Tools
  • River Tools
  • Catchment Tools

There are two types of Source versions/licences mentioned on the eWater website – the full version of Source (paid licence), and Source (public version) which is a free limited version