Waterwise

Jurisdiction: Australia

How can we protect and preserve our water resources?

Queensland has roughly 68 large dams, 261 small surface water storage's and 179 large river systems.

Over 60% of Queensland is currently in drought.

The Great Artesian Basin covers 1.7 million sq km and holds 64 cubic kilolitres.

Water demand is increasing with population growth, changes in economic growth and pollution.

Extra Resources

https://data.qld.gov.au/article/news-and-events/govhack-2019-challenges/waterwise

Other Resources
1. Water use and monitoring - https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/water
2. Queensland Globe - https://qldglobe.information.qld.gov.au/
3. Water Catchments and Planning - https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/water/catchments-planning
4. WaterQ – A 30 year strategy - http://www.agriculture.gov.au/water/national/great-artesian-basin
5. Great Artesian Basin - http://www.agriculture.gov.au/water/national/great-artesian-basin
6. Dams and water storages 1990 - https://data.gov.au/dataset/ds-ga-a05f7892-b795-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6/details?q=water
7. Water planning framework - https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/mining-energy-water/water/catchments-planning/planning
8. DNRME Water Plan Map - https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/online-applications/water-for-queensland/map
9. Rural Water Management Program - https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/land-water/initiatives/rural-water-management
10. Water Pollution - https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/water/monitoring/

Eligibility: We suggest you consider using the Queensland Government open datasets on https://data.qld.gov.au/

Entry: Challenge entry is avilable to all teams in Australia.

Dataset Highlight

Ambient estuarine water quality monitoring data (includes near real-time sites) - 2012 to present day
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/ambient-estuarine-water-quality-monitoring-data-near-real-time-sites-2012-to-present-day

NDRP Storm Tide Hazard Interpolation series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/ndrp-storm-tide-hazard-interpolation-series

Registered recycled water schemes
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/registered-recycled-water-scheme

Water entitlements
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/water-entitlements

Waterwise
https://data.qld.gov.au/article/news-and-events/govhack-2019-challenges/waterwise

Coastal Data System – Near real time wave data
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/coastal-data-system-near-real-time-wave-data

Queensland water and sewerage service provider key performance indicator data 2017/18
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/water-and-sewerage-service-provider-qld-key-performance-indicator-data-2017-18

Referable dams register
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/referable-dams-register

Queensland subterranean aquatic fauna database
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/queensland-subterranean-aquatic-fauna-database

Coastal Data System - Historical wave data
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/coastal-data-system-historical-wave-data

Hydrographic features - Queensland series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/hydrographic-features-queensland-series

Marine pollution data
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/marine-oil-spills-data

Hydrological connectivity of the pre-clear landscape to the Great Barrier Reef V1.6
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/hydrological-connectivity-of-the-pre-clear-landscape-to-the-great-barrier-reef-v1-6

Groundwater Database - Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/groundwater-database-queensland

Land use mapping series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/land-use-mapping-series

Queensland borehole series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/queensland-borehole-series

Watercourse identification map - Queensland series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/watercourse-identification-map-queensland-series

Drainage basins Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/drainage-basins-queensland

Geographic features - Queensland series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/geographic-features-queensland-series

Coastline and State Border - Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/coastline-and-state-border-queensland

Springs database
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/springs

Annual rainfall
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/soe2017-annual-rainfall

Water resource management features - Queensland series
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/water-resource-management-features-queensland-series

River Improvement Trust areas - Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/river-improvement-trust-areas-queensland

Water monitoring network - surface water quantity - Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/water-monitoring-network-surface-water-quantity-queensland

SILO climate database - evaporation - class A pan
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/silo-climate-database-evaporation-class-a-pan

Drainage divisions Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/drainage-divisions-queensland

Climatic regions for stormwater management design objectives - Queensland
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/climatic-regions-for-stormwater-management-design-objectives-queensland

Surat cumulative management area
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/surat-cumulative-management-area

Reef catchment modelling results
https://data.qld.gov.au/dataset/reef-catchment-modelling-results

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Checkpoint 1 Checkpoint

The Step Dads - My Environment

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CeRDI-fied - ILI - Innovative Land Index

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SoloViz - Next H20

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Drop Top - Rain Drop

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Keep The Kool Time (KTKT) - Water Aid

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Engineering Hacks - Project 517

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Ripple Effect - Ripple Effect

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🌱Smart Green Growth🌱 - Sustainability

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Droughts 'R' Us - Solving QLD's Droughts

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FishHack - Fish Go

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RoboRoyals - H2O Hub

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H&R - SaveWaterGo!!

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Checkpoint 2 Checkpoint

USC Innovative Engineers - AqWatch

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Cicada - Waterwise

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There4 - Tidal Change

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Checkpoint 3 Checkpoint

Elly and Lilli - It’s Bin Long Enough.

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Hacklings - Water Hacklings

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DataOpener - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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GoWithTheFlow - War on Water Waste

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ARIVS - NextCrops

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Aquavo - Aquavo

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Ballarat Hackers - Rainfall Splashing in Puddles

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