Research Projects

SFResearchUrban Water Cycle Solutions is currently involved in a range of applied research projects that include partnership with BMT WBM and the following topics:

  • Enhancing the Systems Framework to include web-enabled capability with embedded GIS base with enhanced links to receiving water quality and flooding
  • Update the PURRS continuous simulation model (which is also the local scale engine in the Systems Framework) to internal and external water quality, relative health risks, energy, economics, and soil profile and vegetation processes
  • Continue to develop methods for systems economics that include cumulative spatial and temporal processes from a whole of society perspective
  • Further develop algorithms that describe whole of systems energy processes that include all costs and benefits with cumulative spatial and temporal scales
  • Refine the behavioural water demand processes that allow spatial and temporal variations in response to a range of climate, demographic and socio-economic drivers
  • Analysis of the systems behaviour of selected capital cities as demonstration projects

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Dr Peter Coombes

Dr Coombes has spent more than 30 years dedicated to the development of systems understanding of the urban, rural and natural water cycles with a view to finding optimum solutions for the sustainable use of ecosystem services, provision of infrastructure and urban planning.

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