Dr Matthew Gibbs

Dr Matthew Gibbs
 Position ARC Senior Research Associate
 Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
 Email matthew.gibbs@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0515
 Location Floor/Room 2 31e ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Employment History
    May 2012 - present   Principal Hydrologist, Science Monitoring and Knowledge Branch, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
    Aug 2010 - present   Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Mar 2007 - Aug 2010   ARC Senior Research Associate, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, South Australia.
    Aug 2010 - May 2012  Senior Hydrologist, Department for Water (Half Time)
    Jul  2007 - Oct 2011    Lecturer (Casual), School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, South Australia.
    Mar 2003 - Feb 2007  PhD Candidate, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.
    Mar 2003 - Dec 2005   Tutor (Casual), Bradford College, c/- The University of Adelaide, South Australia.
    Dec 2001 - Feb 2002   Researcher (Casual), School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

  • Qualifications

    Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, August 2008. Thesis Title: Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm Parameter Setting for Water Distribution System Optimisation.
    Bachelor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (First Class Honours), The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 2002.

  • Awards & Achievements

    Accepted to attend the Sixth Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure Forum and Workshop 2011
    Australian Water Association Postgraduate Research Award 2008
    Australian Research Council Postgraduate Award Scholarship 2003-2006
    Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship 2003-2006
    Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality & Treatment, Honours Project Scholarship, 2002
    University of Adelaide, School of Engineering, Deans Certificate of Merit (for academic excellence), 2000
    Adelaide Access Scholarship, The University of Adelaide 1998-2002
    Whyatt Benevolent Institution University Scholarship for Country Students 1998-2000

  • Teaching Interests

    Courses Taught

    Civil and Environmental Engineering I 2008-2011 (Water Engineering Component)
    Engineering Hydrology III 2010
    Engineering Modelling and Analysis III 2007 - 2009
    Engineering Modelling and Analysis II  2009
    Environmental Modelling, Management and Design IV 2008 (with Prof. H. Maier)

    Courses Tutored

    Statics I
    Dynamics I
    Engineering Computing I
    Materials I

  • Research Interests

    Modelling and optimisation of water resources, including:

    • Hydraulics
      • Water Distribution Systems (WDS)
      • 1D and 2D river hydrodynamic modelling
    • Hydrology
      • Rainfall-runoff modelling
      • River Modelling and regulated systems
    • Water quality
      • Chlorine and chloramine residuals in WDSs
      • Salinity
    • Data-driven modelling methods
      • Artificial neural networks
      • Mutual information
    • Optimisation using Evolutionary Algorithms
      • Theory and application of Genetic Algorithms and other evolutionary methods
    • Impacts of climate change and variability on water resources

    Matt's current research is funded by the Goyder Institute for Water Research, investigating methods to forecast flows in the drains in the South East of South Australia (Project E.2.4). The models developed will be used to inform decision making in the system on the best use of the water resource available.

    Reviewer for Journals

    Engineering Optimization, Taylor & Francis, London, UK.
    Environmental Modelling and Software, Elsevier
    Hydrological Sciences Journal, Taylor & Francis, London, UK.
    Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, USA.
    Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier
    Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, USA.
    Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, USA.
    Water Management, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK
    Water Science and Technology, IWA Publishing, London, UK
    Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union Publications
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Royal Society of South Australia
    Australian Journal of Water Resources,Engineers Australia

     

    Invited Presentations/Workshops

    Water Research Centre Water Wednesday: Is there really spare water in the South East?
    Water Research Cluster Postgraduate Forum: The Science of the Upper South East Drainage Project
    ICE WaRM Living Laboratories: Technological Innovation in Wetland Management
    Royal Institution of Australia Four in 40: Climate Change and Water Management
    Environment Institute Four in 40: What Science do we need to inform decision making?
    ICE WaRM: Fifth Australian Water School
    Hydrological Society of South Australia Conference, Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources
    2014 NRM Science Conference: Science review of modelling to underpin the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
    2014 NRM Science Conference: Modelling the catchments and drainage networks of the South East
    Goyder Institute Annual Conference 2015: Forecasting Flows in the Upper South East Drainage Network

     

    Consulting Activities

    2010 - SE Water Science Review.

    • Chapter 3: Rainfall and Recharge. Relationships between annual orwinter rainfall and recharge to the unconfined aquifer are developed. Distinctions between the impacts of drought and land use change in a region of groundwater drawdown are also made.
    • Chapter 4: Surface Water Balance. An annual time step water balance was undertaken to investigate the imact changes in climate and changes in land use are expected to have on surface water flows in the South East of South Australia.

    2010 - Surface Water Management Scoping Paper and Northern Catchments Flow Model

    • Surface water modelling of northern USE catchments
    • Investigation into science requirements for surface water prescription

     

  • Publications

    Researcher ID

    Books

    Gibbs M, Maier H. and Dandy G. (2009) Determinination of Practical Genetic Algorithm Parameter Settings: Applications to the Operation of Water Distribution Systems, VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-639-19332-9, 240p.

    Journal Papers

    Humphrey, G.B., Gibbs M.S., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2016) A hybrid approach to monthly streamflow forecasting: Integrating hydrological model outputs into a Bayesian artificial neural network. Journal of Hydrology, Available online 16 June 2016, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.06.026

    Gibbs M.S., Clarke, K. and Taylor, B. (2016) Linking spatial inundation indicators and hydrological modelling to improve assessment of inundation extent. Ecological Indicators. 60, p 1298–1308, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.01.033

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2015) Using characteristics of the optimisation problem to determine genetic algorithm population size when evaluation number is limitedEnvironmental Modelling and Software69, 226-239, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.023.

    Maier H.R., Kapelan Z., Kasprzyk J., Kollat J., Matott L.S., Cunha M.C., Dandy G.C., Gibbs M.S., Keedwell E., Marchi A., Ostfeld A., Savic D., Solomatine D.P., Vrugt J.A., Zecchin A.C., Minsker B.S., Barbour E.J., Kuczera G., Pasha F., Castelletti A., Giuliani M. and Reed P.M. (2014) Evolutionary algorithms and other metaheuristics in water resources: Current status, research challenges and future directionsEnvironmental Modelling and Software62, 271-299, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.09.013.

    Galelli S., Humphrey G.B., Maier H.R., Castelletti A., Dandy G.C. and Gibbs M.S. (2014) An evaluation framework for input variable selection algorithms for environmental data-driven modelsEnvironmental Modelling and Software62, 33-51, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.015. [IVS4EM FRAMEWORK WEBSITE INCLUDING BENCHMARK DATA AND SOFTWARE]

    Gibbs M.S., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2014) Assessment of the ability to meet environmental water requirements in the Upper South East of South Australia, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment,  28(1), 39-56, doi:10.1007/s00477-013-0735-9.

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2012) A generic framework for regression regionalization in ungauged catchmentsEnvironmental Modelling and Software27-28, 1-12.

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2011) Relationship between problem characteristics and the optimal number of genetic algorithm generations, Engineering Optimization, 43(4), 349-376, doi: 10.1080/0305215X.2010.491547

    Gibbs M.S., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2010) Evaluation of Parameter Setting for Two GIS based Unit Hydrograph models, Journal of Hydrology , 393(3-4), 197-205.

    Goodman, A.M., Ganf, G.G., Dandy, G.C., Maier, H.R. and Gibbs, M.S. (2010) The response of aquatic plants to salinity pulses. Aquatic Botany, 93(2), 59-67, doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2010.03.004.

    Gibbs M.S., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2010) Calibration and optimization of the pumping and disinfection of a real water supply system, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management,  136(4), 493-501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000060.

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2010) Comparison of genetic algorithm parameter setting methods for chlorine injection optimization, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(2) 288-291.

    Gibbs M.S., Dandy G.C. and Maier H.R. (2008) A Genetic Algorithm Calibration Method Based on Convergence due to Genetic Drift. Information Sciences 178(14), 2857-2869.

    Gibbs M.S., Morgan N., Maier H.R., Dandy G.C., Nixon J.B. and Holmes M. (2006) Investigation into the relationship between chlorine decay and water distribution parameters using data driven methods. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 44(5-6), 485-498.

    Conference Papers – Refereed

    Fuller, J., Gibbs, M.S., Eaton, J. (2015) The effect of barrage flow manipulation on sediment deposition and scouring patterns at the River Murray mouth. 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water. Engineers Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, December 7-10.

    Montazeri, M., McCullough, D., Gibbs, M.S., Denny, M. and Aldridge, K. (2015) Assessing components of the natural inundation regime to restore through infrastructure projects.  In Weber, T., McPhee, M.J. and Anderssen, R.S. (eds) MODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2015, pp. 490–496. ISBN: 978-0-9872143-5-5.

    Humphrey, G.B., Galelli, S., Maier, H.R., Castelletti, A., Dandy, G.C., Gibbs, M.S. (2014) Automatic input selection for hydrological modelling: a comparative analysis. In European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 27 April-4 May.

    Humphrey, G.B., Galelli, S., Castelletti, A., Maier, H.R., Dandy, G.C., Gibbs., M.S. (2014) A new evaluation framework for input variable selection algorithms used in environmental modelling International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 7th Intl. Congress on Env. Modelling and Software, San Diego, California, USA Daniel P. Ames, Nigel W. T. Quinn, Andrea E. Rizzoli (Eds.)

    Szemis, J., Aldridge, K., van Roosmalen, L., Bjornsson, T., Dandy, G.C., Gibbs, M.S., Maier, H.R., Thompson, R. (2014) Optimisation of the scheduling of wetland hydrological regimes to meet landscape ecological objectives, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium,Perth, WA, 24-27 February, p. 742-749

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R., Dandy G.C. and Thyer, M.A. (2012) Is there potential to inform time varying conceptual rainfall runoff model parameters using groundwater data? Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, November 19-22, Sydney, Australia.

    Paton F.L., Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2012) Impacts of climate change downscaling method on rainwater tank yield. HIC 2012 - 10th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18.

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2011) Runoff and salt transport modelling to maximise environmental outcomes in the Upper South East of South Australia, Proceedings of MODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, December 12-16, Perth, Australia.

    Montazeri, M., Gibbs M.S., Bloss, C., Way, D., Wood., C. (2011) Integrated Modelling of Water Delivery Options for the Coorong South Lagoon, Proceedings of MODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, December 12-16, Perth, Australia.

    Gibbs, M.S., Dandy, G.C. and Maier, H.R. (2011) Evaluating Parameter Sensitivity for Surface Water Modelling of Ungauged Catchments, Proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 26 June - 1 July 2011, pp 1379 - 1386.

    Gibbs. M. S., Maier, H. R. and Dandy, G. C. (2010). Parameterization of a gridded rainfall-runoff model for southern Australia. Proceedings of the ninth International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (ICHE 2010), IIT Madras, Chenai, India, 2-5, August 2020, pp 594-603.

    Gibbs, M.S., H.R. Maier and G.C. Dandy (2009) The use of GIS to derive distributed unit hydrographs for streamflow prediction. MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns, Australia, July 13–17, p. 280

    Coff, B.E., N.J. Ditty, M.C. Gee, J.M. Szemis, H.R. Maier, G.C. Dandy and M.S. Gibbs (2009) Relating catchment attributes to parameters of a salt and water balance model. MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns, Australia, July 13–17, p. 255

    Gibbs, M.S., Goodman, A., Partington, D.J., Dandy, G.C. and Maier, H.R. (2008) Dryland salinity decision support systems in data-scarce regions, Water Down Under 2008, April 14-17, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R., Dandy G.C. and Nixon J.B. (2006) Minimum Number of Generations Required for Convergence of Genetic Algorithms. IEEE World Congress of Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, Canada, July 16-21, Proceedings on DVD. 

    Gibbs M.S., Maier H.R. and Dandy G.C. (2004) Applying fitness landscape measures to water distribution optimisation problems. Sixth International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Singapore, June 21-24, Vol. 1, pp.795-802.

    Gibbs M.S., Morgan N., Maier H.R., Dandy G.C. Holmes M. and Nixon J.B. (2003) Use of artificial neural networks for modelling chlorine residuals in water distribution systems. Modsim 2003 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc, Townsville, Australia, 14-17 July, Vol. 2, pp.789-794.

    Conference Papers - Refereed by Abstract

    Humphrey, G.B., Galelli, S., Maier, H.R., Castelletti, A., Dandy, G.C. and Gibbs, M.S.. (2013). A new evaluation framework for input variable selection algorithms used in environmental modelling. In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013

    Humphrey, G.B., Gibbs, M.S., Maier, H.R. and Dandy, G.C. (2013). A comparison of statistical and conceptual models for monthly streamflow forecasting in the Lower South East, South Australia. In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013

    Humphrey, G.B., Gibbs, M.S., Dandy, G.C. and Maier, H.R. (2013)  Use of remotely sensed and forecast soil moisture data for improving monthly streamflow forecasts. In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013

    Gibbs, M.S. and Taylor, B. (2013) Multi-response calibration of a rainfall runoff model to assess downstream environmental water requirements In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013

    Gibbs, M.S. and Clarke, K. (2013) Linking spatial inundation indicators and hydrological modelling to improve assessment of inundation Extent In Piantadosi, J., Anderssen, R.S. and Boland J. (eds) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013

    Brookes J.D. and Gibbs M.S. (2012) Impact of Forestry on Wetlands in the South East, Australian Society for Limnology Congress, Armidale, New South Wales, Nov 26 - 29.

    Gibbs M.S, Dandy G.C. and Maier, H.R. (2008) Calibration of Rainfall Runoff Models in Ungauged Catchments: Regionalization Relationships for a Rainfall Runoff Model. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, ASCE, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, May 12-16

    Gibbs M.S., Dandy G.C., Maier H.R. and Nixon J.B. (2005) Selection of genetic algorithm parameters for water distribution system optimisation. World Water & Environmental Resource Congress, ASCE, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 15-19.

    Dandy, G.C. and Gibbs, M.S. (2003) "Optimising System Operations and Water Quality", Proceedings, World Water & Environment Resource Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 23-26.

    Technical Reports

    Ye, Q., Giatas, G., Aldridge, K., Busch, B., Gibbs, M., Hipsey, M., Lorenz, Z., Oliver, R., Shiel, R. and Zampatti, B (2016). Long-Term Intervention Monitoring for the Ecological Responses to Commonwealth Environmental Water Delivered to the Lower Murray River Selected Area in 2014/15. A report prepared for the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. South Australian Research and Development Institute, Aquatic Sciences. 

    Gibbs, M.S., Humphrey, G.B., Maier, H.R., Dandy, G.C., 2015, Improved Modelling of the Catchments and Drainage Network in the Upper South East for Management Outcomes. Project E.2.4 Final Report, Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 15/34, Adelaide, South Australia

    Wallace, TA, Daly, R, Aldridge, KT, Cox, J, Gibbs, MS, Nicol, JM, Oliver, RL, Walker, KF, Ye, Q, Zampatti, BP (2014) River Murray Channel Environmental Water Requirements: Ecological Objectives and Targets. Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 14/4, Adelaide, South Australia. ISSN: 1839-2725

    Wallace, TA, Daly, R, Aldridge, KT, Cox, J, Gibbs, MS, Nicol, JM, Oliver, RL, Walker, KF, Ye, Q, Zampatti, BP (2014) River Murray Channel Environmental Water Requirements: Hydrodynamic Modelling Results and Conceptual Models. Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 14/5, Adelaide, South Australia. ISSN: 1839-2725

    Taylor, B., Gibbs, M., Hipsey, M., Lewis, M., Sharath, I., Brookes, J., Nicol, J., Clarke, K., Dalby, P., Clark, M. and Bice, C. (2014). Investigations to inform diversion rules for the South East Flows Restoration Project in the Drain L catchment, Government of South Australia, through Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide.

    Gibbs, M, Alcoe, D, and Green, G, 2012, Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources Phase 3 Volume 4: South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Region, DEWNR Technical Report 2013/06, Government of  South Australia, through Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide

    Gibbs MS, Higham JS, Bloss C, Bald M, Maxwell S, Steggles T, Montazeri M, Quin R and Souter N, 2012, Science Review of MDBA Modelling of Relaxing Constraints for Basin Plan Scenarios, DEWNR Technical Note 2012/01, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide

     Green, G, Gibbs, M, Alcoe, D, and Wood, C, (2012), Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources, Phase 3 Volume 2: Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Region, DFW Technical Report 2011/04, Government of South Australia, through Department for Water, Adelaide

     Alcoe, D, Gibbs, M and Green, G, 2012, Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources Phase 3 Volume 3: Alinytjara Wilurara Natural Resources Management Region, DFW Technical Report 2012/05, Government of South Australia, through Department for Water, Adelaide

     Gibbs MS, Maier HR and Dandy GC (2012) Development of Decision Support Frameworks for Water Resource Management in the South East. Goyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series No. 12/3. Adelaide, South Australia. ISSN: 1839-2725.

    Gibbs, M, Green, G, and Wood, C, 2011, Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources Phase 2: Selection of Future Climate Projections and Downscaling Methodology, DFW Technical Report 2011/02, Government of South Australia, through Department for Water, Adelaide

    Montazeri M, Way D, Gibbs M, Bloss C & Wood C, 2011, Coorong South Lagoon Flow Restoration Project – Hydrological modelling and transmission loss analysis, DFW Technical Note 2011/05, Department for Water, Adelaide

    Green, G, Gibbs, M, and Wood, C, 2011, Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources, Phase 3 Volume 1: Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Region, DFW Technical Report 2011/03, Government of South Australia, through Department for Water, Adelaide

    Theses

    Gibbs, M.S. (2008) "Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm Parameter Setting for Water Distribution System Optimisation" Ph.D. Thesis, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, August 2008.

    Gibbs, M.S. and Morgan, N. (2002) Investigation Into the Relationship Between Chlorine Decay and Water Distribution Parameters Using Data-Driven Methods. Honours Thesis, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Adelaide, November 2002.

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