Preserving our rivers: environmental water use in a changing climate
Grant number: DE180100550 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022
This project aims to develop an 'active management' tool to improve the robustness and transparency of environmental water management. Managing Government investment on environmental water requires decisions on when and where to use water, involving complex trade-offs between competing benefits. This project will develop a tool to address shortcomings in currently available approaches based on the assumption of stationary climate, leading to more environmental benefit for less water, and greater resilience in the face of a changing climate.
Related publications (11)
Disaggregated monthly hydrological models can outperform daily models in providing daily flow statistics and extrapolate well to a drying climate
Andrew John, Keirnan Fowler, Rory Nathan, Avril Horne, Michael Stewardson
Daily timescale hydrological information is important for many purposes such as flood estimation, predicting the consequences of c..
Considering scale within optimization procedures for water management decisions: Balancing environmental flows and human needs
Diana Derepasko, Joseph HA Guillaume, Avril C Horne, Martin Volk
A key issue in optimization model development is the selection of spatial and temporal scale representing the system. This study p..
Climate change and freshwater ecology: Hydrological and ecological methods of comparable complexity are needed to predict risk
Andrew John, Avril Horne, Rory Nathan, Michael Stewardson, J Angus Webb, Jun Wang, N LeRoy Poff
Many freshwater ecosystems are in decline because of anthropogenic disturbance including climate change, yet our understanding of ..
How to incorporate climate change into modelling environmental water outcomes: a review
Andrew John, Rory Nathan, Avril Horne, Michael Stewardson, J Angus Webb
Environmental water represents a key resource in managing freshwater ecosystems against pervasive threats. The impacts of climate ..
Modeling Flow-Ecology Responses in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Sustainable Riverine Management
Avril C Horne, Rory Nathan, N LeRoy Poff, Nick R Bond, J Angus Webb, Jun Wang, Andrew John
Climate change will increase water stress in many regions placing greater pressures on rivers to meet human and ecological water n..
Reallocation through irrigation modernization: The ‘once-in-a-hundred-year’ opportunity of the North-South Pipeline, Australia
EL O'Donnell, DE Garrick, AC Horne
© 2019 Elsevier B.V. There is growing international interest in securing water for cities by increasing the efficiency of irrigati..
Environmental Water Efficiency: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Costs of Environmental Water Use and Management
Avril C Horne, Erin L O'Donnell, Adam J Loch, David C Adamson, Barry Hart, John Freebairn
Environmental water management is a relatively new discipline, with concepts, management practice and institutional mechanisms tha..
The Brisbane Declaration and Global Action Agenda on Environmental Flows (2018)
A Arthington, A Bhaduri, S Bunn, S Jackson, R Tharme, D Tickner, B Young, M Acreman, N Baker, S Capon, A Horne, E Kendy, M McClain, NL Poff, B Richter, S Ward
A decade ago, scientists and practitioners working in environmental water management crystallized the progress and direction of en..