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Josh’s House

Josh’s House is an innovative housing-scale sustainable design and construction project based in Hilton WA, led by environmental scientist and national media personality Dr Josh Byrne in conjunction with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Consisting of…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Waterwise Council Program

The Waterwise Council Program established in 2009 is a partnership between the Water Corporation (WA water utility) and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. It aims to build a cooperative working relationship with local governments, to improve water use…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Kalamunda managed aquifer recharge project

The Hartfield Park managed aquifer recharge (MAR) project in the Shire of Kalumunda involves recharging an aquifer under controlled conditions to store water for later abstraction for irrigation use. The scheme harvests approximately 30% of high flows (25–50kL/yr) from an…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Ideas for the Subiaco Strategic Resource Precinct

The Water Corporation of Western Australia has developed the Strategic Resource Precinct concept – also known as “buffertopia” – to transform the way it manages its wastewater treatment plants and the buffer zones that surround them. The result is a…
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  • Date Published: 7th Nov 2017

Cost-effective Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in an Urban River Catchment

Emissions of nutrients from non-point sources such as gardens, agriculture, public open space, sports fields and septic tanks pose an ongoing threat to the ecological health of Western Australia’s Swan Canning Estuary, a system with high recreational and ecological value…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

Discovering water use activities for smart metering

Abstract Smart water meter systems are large scale wireless sensor networks: water meters installed in thousands of house-holds, collect hourly measurements that are reported over a wireless network to a central database. This paper introduces a new method for activity…
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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2013

Discovering routine behaviours in smart water meter data

Abstract Smart water meters are being used on a large scale by water providers to record hourly water use of households. The time series data recorded by smart water meters provide real-time information about water use activities. This paper proposes…
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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2015

A Habit Detection Algorithm (HDA) for Discovering Recurrent Patterns in Smart Meter Time Series

Abstract Conserving water is a critical problem and characterising how households in communities use water is a first step for reducing consumption. This paper introduces a method for discovering habits in smart water meter time series. Habits are household activities…

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  • Date Published: 7th Jan 2016

A habit discovery algorithm for mining temporal recurrence patterns in metered consumption data

Abstract Habits are regular and recurrent activities that are important for understanding human behaviour. This paper addresses the questions: How can habits be identified automatically in smart meter data? and Are habits important for understanding metered water use? A new…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2014

Smart meter analytics to pinpoint opportunities for reducing household water use

Abstract Knowledge of when, how, and by whom water is being used is crucial for planning ways to conserve drinking water. The goal of this paper is to identify groups of similar households (whom) based on their regular high-magnitude behaviors…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2016

Water use signature patterns for analyzing household consumption using medium resolution meter data

Abstract Providers of potable water to households and businesses are charged with conserving water. Addressing this challenge requires accurate information about how water is actually being used. So smart meters are being deployed on a large scale by water providers…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2013

Making sense of smart metering data: A data mining approach for discovering water use patterns

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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2013
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