Presentation at the HWRS2016 conference in Queenstown New Zealand at 12 noon on Thursday 1 December 2016. The use of global average water demands rather than spatial and temporal detail in analysis of regional water systems generates dramatic reductions in certainty about system behaviour. This leads to uncertainty in understanding of system performance. Use of global averages in simulation of regional water systems is unlikely to describe the spatial and temporal contribution of distributed solutions that generate water resources or reductions in water demands within a metropolis.
A modern perspective on the hydrology processes of urban catchments in regional Victoria. Peter J Coombes, Mark Colegate, Luke Barber and Mark Babister. Presentation at HWRS2016 Conference at Queenstown New Zealand at 10:30 am on Thursday 1 December 2016. There is often considerable disagreement about the critical hydrology parameters and responses of ungauged urban catchments.
New methods from latest version of Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR2016) were used to analyse emerging urban catchments. This included Regional Flood Frequency Estimation, rainfall runoff observations from nearby gauged catchments and ensembles of full volume rain events.
Peter J Coombes, Michael Smit, Josh Byrne and Christopher J Walsh. Presentation at the HWRS2016 conference in Queenstown New Zealand at 10 am on Tuesday 29 November 2016. Households with rainwater harvesting and water efficient appliances made a profound contribution to Australian society by ensuring that cities did not run out of water during the millennium drought. In spite of this, the value of sustainable households is contested as the memory of drought fades. This investigation used audited metadata from national agencies and water utilities, peer reviewed research, case studies and a systems analysis of Australian capital cities to define the benefits of sustainable buildings. The key findings of this study confirm that source control measures including rainwater harvesting, water efficient appliances and vegetable gardens at households makes a substantial contribution to the viability of water resources and ecosystems in Australian capital cities.
Our research and data presented at the Stormwater2016 conference presents the evidence of the substantial contribution of sustainable buildings in Australia during the recent drought. In spite of this, the value of sustainable households is contested as the memory of drought fades.
Our recent article in the Fifth Estate and research presented at the Stormwater2016 conference presents the evidence of the substantial contribution of sustainable buildings in Australia