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.

Category: Pumps

Pumps are key features in water supply and distribution. This category contains information and articles about pumps, pumping, pump controls, and related research.

Investigating rainfall models: Why a comprehensive and systematic approach is essential

In this article we take a look at why we need comprehensive and systematic evaluation of rainfall models. We also examine a new model evaluation framework, with examples of the framework in action.

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Flood risk, not flood hazard: Benefits of a risk-based approach

This is the first of a series of posts that will look at aspects of flood risk assessment that are key to a good analysis. In this post, I set the scene of a risk-based approach to flood management.

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Five things you may not know about plastic pipes

Here in the Water Group we think, study and learn a lot about pipes. Here are five things about plastic pipes that you may not know.

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4 Reasons why your PhD will benefit from OzEWEX

In December 2016, the Intelligent Water Decisions Group had three PhD students participate in the prestigious OzEWEX Summer Institute. They discovered that the Summer Institute was really beneficial. Read on to find out why.

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Optimise pump controls automatically to save time and money

This article looks at how to optimise pump operations using rule-based controls using such things as the EPANET2 Toolkit. Until now, this has not been possible. We modified the toolkit so that it is.

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