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: Systems

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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How to optimise stormwater harvesting systems with multiple objectives

Stormwater harvesting (SWH) is an important, water-sensitive urban design (WSUD) approach. This article shows you a new SWH conceptual design modelling framework. It handles the optimal placement and sizing of stormwater harvesting infrastructure within an urban development.

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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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The importance of multi-disciplinary research for alternative water sources

As researchers, we need a range of expertise to fully understand complex water supply systems. In this article I demonstrate what this means in the real world. Read on to find out how multi-disciplinary teams can be so important.

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