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A new paradigm for improved water resource management using innovative water modelling techniques. [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989441]

Researchers A/Prof JP Walker; Mr RC Pipunic; Dr MF McCabe; Dr M Abuzar; Dr DM Whitfield

Brief description The threat of climate change and Australia's arid environment makes accurate water resource planning essential for sustainable water management. This is particularly relevant in rural Australian catchments with competing needs for scarce water resources, including irrigation to sustain farming communities, maintaining adequate flows for river health, and seasonal flooding for fragile eco-systems. Accurately predicting key water balance components across catchments is crucial for improved water resource planning. Continuously constraining model predictions with time series of spatial data can identify weaknesses in model physics for correction and make model scenario testing more reliable so better water management decisions can be made.

Funding Amount $420,000

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