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Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC)


The Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation (MUSIC) is a decision-support tool for urban stormwater professionals (including engineers, planners, policy staff, consultants and government agencies). It has been used widely in Australia to help people compare different strategies to tackle urban stormwater hydrology and pollution impacts, by predicting the performance of different techniques and technologies. It considers devices such as bioretention systems, infiltration systems, buffer strips, vegetated swales, sedimentation basins, rainwater tanks and wetlands. MUSIC helps users to evaluate these treatment devices until the best combination of cost, hydrology and water quality improvement is achieved. This reduces the uncertainty surrounding the planning of stormwater management strategies, and may generate substantial cost-savings.


The MUSIC tool requires a sound knowledge of urban stormwater management principles and practices. It has a user-friendly interface and supporting documentation, enabling users to apply it to their own catchments quickly and easily. The results can be viewed using a range of graphical and tabular formats


You can purchase and download the full version of MUSIC from the eWater website, here: http://ewater.org.au/products/music/access-licensing. Non-Australian customers must contact eWater for a quote.



Website – http://www.toolkit.net.au/music/

Flyer – http://ewater.org.au/uploads/files/eWater-Music.pdf