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Framework for the optimization of operation and design of systems with different alternative water sources

Abstract Water security has become an increasing concern for many water system managers due to climate change and increased population. In order to improve the security of supply, alternative sources such as harvested stormwater, recycled wastewater and desalination are becoming…
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  • Date Published: 12th Apr 2017

Optimization of Pump Operation Using Rule-Based Controls in EPANET2: New ETTAR Toolkit and Correction of Energy Computation

Abstract The optimization of pump operations has the potential to reduce operational costs, while still maintaining the high level of reliability required of water distribution systems. The hydraulic software EPANET2 toolkit has been frequently linked to evolutionary algorithms for this…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2016

Comparison of Pumping Regimes for Water Distribution Systems to Minimize Cost and Greenhouse Gases

Abstract A single-objective optimization model has been developed for water distribution system (WDS) pumping operations, considering five different types of pump operating regimes. These regimes use tank trigger levels, scheduling, and a combination of both to control pumps. A new…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2016

Integrative risk assessment and management for recycled water schemes: an Australian study

Presentation:  Integrative risk assessment and management for recycled water schemes: an Australian study. Presented by Camilla West at the  6th International Disaster and Risk Conference, 28 August - 1 September 2016, Davos, Switzerland.   Citation: West, C. (2016).  Integrative risk…
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  • Date Published: 28th Aug 2016

Why do residential recycled water schemes fail? A comprehensive review of risk factors and impact on objectives

Abstract In Australia, recycled water schemes have been implemented in residential developments to contribute to sustainable urban development, improve water supply security and reduce pollutant discharges to the environment. A proportion of these schemes, however, have been decommissioned well before…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2016

SeweX modelling to support corrosion and odour management in sewers

Abstract Sewer corrosion and odour problems are common worldwide. The annual cost of rehabilitation of corroded sewers and other mitigation actions was estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars in Australia alone. This cost is likely to increase as the…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2015

Operationalising resilience to drought: Multi-layered safety for flooding applied to droughts

Abstract This paper sets out a way of thinking about how to prepare for and respond to droughts in a holistic way using a framework developed for managing floods. It shows how the multi-layered safety (MLS) approach for flood resilience…
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  • Date Published: 27th Nov 2014

The influence of increasing tree cover on mean radiant temperature across a mixed development suburb in Adelaide, Australia

Abstract The implementation of trees in urban environments can mitigate outdoor thermal stress. Growing global urban population and the risk of heatwaves, compounded by development driven urban warmth (the urban heat island), means more people are at risk of heat…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Configuring transformative governance to enhance resilient urban water systems

Abstract Governance reforms are required to establish adaptive and resilient urban water resource management that takes into account complexity, uncertainty and immediate and long term change. This paper details the outcomes of a qualitative, social science research project, drawing on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jan 2013

Enhancing the economic evaluation of WSUD

Enhancing the economic evaluation of WSUD A new research synthesis report adds to the CRCWCS’s growing portfolio of practical ideas for implementing water sensitive urban design (WSUD). Enhancing the economic evaluation of WSUDcollates much of the CRCWSC’s economics research on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2016
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