Lisa Blinco, a PhD candidate from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) project Intelligent Urban Water Systems (Project C5.1), has published an article on the importance of interdisciplinary teams in developing successful alternative water supply systems.
In a blog post on the Intelligent Water Decisions website, Ms Blinco discussed the value of seeking input and collaborating with researchers and industry on “economic and social aspects” when assessing the value of alternative water supply systems and how to best ensure they are accepted by the community.
“Analysing systems that use alternative sources from a hydraulic engineering background does not provide all the answers. We need different expertise to fully understand these systems,” she said.
The blog post was part of a series by the Intelligent Water Resources team at The University of Adelaide.
Ms Blinco is working with the CRCWSC on an optimisation framework for pumping operations of alternative water supplies.