Intelligent Water Decisions Research Group

The Intelligent Water Decisions Research Group is working to help people make smart decisions about our most precious resource: Water.

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Our highlights from Ingenuity 2016!

The University of Adelaide’s Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences held Ingenuity 2016 on 28 October. The event showcases the work of final year undergraduate students from across the faculty. This  year thousands of primary and high school students, as well as interested parties from industry and the general public, came along to see what the fuss was all about.

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How land use models can help you make better decisions

Land use models can help you make good decisions about how we use the land that we have. This article explains how they work, and how to use them.

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7 Things you didn’t know about farm dams

In this article you will learn some things about farm dams that you may not know. It shows you how important they are, the challenges they pose for water resource managers, and how my research will help address some of these challenges.

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The River Torrens like you have never seen it before

After recent weather  events, the ever-tranquil Torrens Lake is in danger of getting a new reputation: Actually flowing with water.

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Why are scenarios one of the best tools for planning?

Thinking about the future in decision making and planning processes is critical. In this article we look at one of the best tools to do this: Scenario planning.

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The most important questions to ask about climate change

In this article we look at the most important questions to ask about climate change, so we can make better decisions. Those questions are: Under what circumstances will a system fail? And can we extend a system’s breaking point?

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Representing new climate with old data: Why is it useful and how to achieve it?

Can you tell how probable it is that Adelaide city will be flooded by the River Torrens in 2070 under potential climate change? In this article we look at modelling possible climate conditions, with realistic outcomes.

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A sightseeing tour in the field of extremes

Probability and statistics concepts evade many people. Join me on this brief tour exploring four landmarks in the field of extreme value statistics. Continue reading

Do it better: Seven reasons you should use optimisation

Optimisation is a tool we apply to a very broad range of problems within our research group. In this article you’ll find out what it can do, how to apply it, and why. Continue reading

Why we need a new model for simulating rainfall

In this article we look at five reasons why we need a new model for simulating rainfall.

This month, news headlines have repeatedly reported floods and wild weather. Continue reading

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