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Water Efficiency

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
Environment Institute
The University of Adelaide

Level 1, 112 Darling Building North Terrace

Adelaide SA 5000 AUSTRALIA


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