How do we best allocate water to catchments to optimise environmental, ecological and social outcomes?
We can use water more efficiently - for environmental benefit, productive use, consumption as well as distribution.
For the environment, new decision support tools are required that take into account landscape scale processes and trade-off multiple community benefits. This requires trans-disciplinary cooperation including: ecology, GIS modelling, hydrology, mathematics, engineering, economics and optimisation modelling.
Example Projects include:
- Likely ecological consequences to South Australian of the proposed (at the time of writing) Murray Darling Basin Plan. Further details
- Optimisation to help schedule environmental flow management alternatives for rivers, wetlands, and floodplains
- Decision support system for water management in the Upper South East in South Australia. Further details