Dr Wenyan Wu is a Lecturer in Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne. She has over ten years’ experience across academia and industry.
Dr Wu has a background in environmental modelling and optimisation using numerical methods, with applications in optimal design and operation of water distribution systems and management of water resource systems. She also worked as an Environmental Engineer, when she conducted flood risk assessment and developed flood mitigation strategies with the aid of 2D hydrodynamic models. Her current research focuses on the use of numerical and statistical modelling tools to solve environmental engineering problems, including:
• Compound event analysis (e.g. compound flood)
• Water resource/supply system modelling and optimisation
• Artificial neural networks for environmental modelling
• Ensemble flood forecasting
• Multi-objective optimisation and its applications in decision support
Dr Wu completed her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2012 at the University of Adelaide on the topic of optimisation of water distribution systems considering economic and environmental impact and reliability. Her thesis received the Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.
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An ANN-based emulation modelling framework for flood inundation modelling: Application, ch..
Streamflow prediction using LASSO-FCM-DBN approach based on hydro-meteorological condition..
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Ensemble flood forecasting: Current status and future opportunities
Wenyan Wu, Rebecca Emerton, Qingyun Duan, Andrew W Wood, Fredrik Wetterhall, David E Robertson
Journal article | 2020 | WIREs Water
Ensemble flood forecasting has gained significant momentum over the past decade due to the growth of ensemble numerical weather an..
An ANN-based emulation modelling framework for flood inundation modelling: Application, challenges and future directions
H Chu, W Wu, QJ Wang, R Nathan, J Wei
Journal article | 2020 | Environmental Modelling & Software
Hydrodynamic models are commonly used to understand flood risk and inform flood management decisions. However, their high computat..
Streamflow prediction using LASSO-FCM-DBN approach based on hydro-meteorological condition classification
Haibo Chu, Jiahua Wei, Wenyan Wu
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Hydrology
Streamflow prediction is a challenging task due to the different processes involved in streamflow generation. These different proc..
On Lack of Robustness in Hydrological Model Development Due to Absence of Guidelines for Selecting Calibration and Evaluation Data: Demonstration for Data-Driven Models
Feifei Zheng, Holger R Maier, Wenyan Wu, Graeme C Dandy, Hoshin V Gupta, Tuqiao Zhang
Journal article | 2018 | Water Resources Research
Battle of the Water Networks II
Angela Marchi, Elad Salomons, Avi Ostfeld, Zoran Kapelan, Angus R Simpson, Aaron C Zecchin, Holger R Maier, Zheng Yi Wu, Samir M Elsayed, Yuan Song, Tom Walski, Christopher Stokes, Wenyan Wu, Graeme C Dandy, Stefano Alvisi, Enrico Creaco, Marco Franchini, Juan Saldarriaga, Diego Paez, David Hernandez, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
A method for comparing data splitting approaches for developing hydrological ann models
W Wu, R May, GC Dandy, HR Maier
Conference Proceedings | 2012 | iEMSs 2012 - Managing Resources of a Limited Planet: Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society
Application of artificial neural networks to forecasting water quality in a chloraminated water distribution system
Wenyan Wu, Graeme C Dandy, Holger R Maier
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty
Trade-off analysis between cost and reliability of water distribution systems using genetic algorithms
Wenyan Wu, Angus R Simpson, Holger R Maier
Conference Proceedings | 2010 | Integrating Water Systems - Proceedings of the 10th International on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2009
Computational Hydrology & Water Forecasting
European Geosciences Union
OzEWEX - The Australian Energy and Water Exchange initiative
The Hydrological Society of South Australia
The Hydrological Society of South Australia
International Environmental Modelling and Software Society
The Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Engineering
Master of Environmental Studies