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Weston Ck, ACT 2611
Phone: +61 2 6154 5200

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Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916.723.1441
Fax: 916.774.1520


Celebrating 25 Years

In 2012 Hydstra, or as many of you remember the old company   and product named HYDSYS and HYDRON in the US, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the formation of the original company HYDSYS Pty Ltd. However the actual software development commenced in 1985 due to the foresight of Trevor Daniell and Tony Falkland from the former Commonwealth Department of Housing and Construction.

The birth of HYDSYS was based on some of the ideas and concepts of an old CSIRO system called EDTRACE with the original HYDSYS digitising program called HYCHART - A Program to Process Strip Chart Data.

During the early years the various programs within HYDSYS grew   as multiple State water agencies became interested in using HYDSYS. These included agencies such as the New South Wales Water Resources Department [Office of Water], Sydney Water Board and the Water Authority of Western Australia [Department of Water].

There have been many individuals plus private and government groups who have contributed to the success of Hydstra over the past 25 years. The product has grown and flourished because of you, the end users. This success has been a direct result of your input, participation and encouragement and we therefore thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to working with you for the next 25 years.

Our sister product WISKI is also celebrating 25 years. The two products, HYDSTRA and WISKI, have in many respects mirrored each other in both their development and growth whilst providing the global water industry with world class time series data management tools. 

                                     2012-Sept-25-Years-Cake-C.jpg     Trevor Magnusson & Peter Heweston

This is reflected in the organisations around the world that utilise the Kisters portfolio of products from some of the world’s largest databases such as the UK Environment Agency, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, South African Department of Water Affairs through to individual users.