Development of CatchMODS and HowLeaky for modelling sources and sinks of sediment and associated water quality in catchments
- Client: Victorian Department of Primary Industries
Verterra's staff worked with the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and the University of Canberra to develop a modelling tool to investigate sources and sinks of sediment and associated water quality in catchments. The tool, CatchMODS, linked to the daily water balance and erosion model, HowLeaky, considers land use, soils and climate interactions, along with sediment sources from gullies and stream banks to account for all sources and sinks of sediment in catchments. Verterra's staff have done extensive work adapting research findings to practice and extension.
Benefit to Client:
This project culminated in the development of a catchment modelling tool, CatchMODS, has been widely applied in practice, and is published in peer reviewed journals.
- Market Sector: Environment and Natural Resources
- Groundwater and salinity management
- Research Services
- Location: Victoria
- Year: 2008 - 2009