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 (21)
Hydrological Shifts Threaten Water Resources
Keirnan Fowler, Murray Peel, Margarita Saft, Rory Nathan, Avril Horne, Robert Wilby, Connor McCutcheon, Tim Peterson
Recent shifts in the hydrological behavior of natural watersheds suggest acute challenges for water planning under climate change...
Integrated framework for rapid climate stress testing on a monthly timestep
Keirnan Fowler, Natasha Ballis, Avril Horne, Andrew John, Rory Nathan, Murray Peel
“Bottom-up” methods are increasingly used to assess the vulnerability of water systems to climate change. Central to these methods..
Nonstationary Runoff Responses Can Interact With Climate Change to Increase Severe Outcomes for Freshwater Ecology
Andrew John, Rory Nathan, Avril Horne, Keirnan Fowler, Michael Stewardson
Climate change is projected to impact multiple components of the flow regime. However, changes in some ecologically important aspe..
Small artificial impoundments have big implications for hydrology and freshwater biodiversity
Robert Morden, Avril Horne, Nick R Bond, Rory Nathan, Julian D Olden
Headwater streams are critical for freshwater ecosystems. Global and continental studies consistently show major dams as dominant ..
Robust Climate Change Adaptation for Environmental Flows in the Goulburn River, Australia
Andrew John, Avril Horne, Rory Nathan, Keirnan Fowler, J Angus Webb, Michael Stewardson
Climate change presents severe risks for the implementation and success of environmental flows worldwide. Current environmental fl..
Exploring the role and decision-making behavior of irrigation water supply authorities in Australia
Lubna Meempatta, J Angus Webb, Louise A Keogh, Avril C Horne, Michael J Stewardson
Water supply authorities (WSAs) can influence the behaviour of water users and are influential actors in water governance. Despite..
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..
Assessing the Impact of Irrigation Efficiency Projects on Return Flows in the South-Eastern Murray-Darling Basin, Australia
Glen R Walker, Avril C Home, Quan J Wang, Rob Rendell
Improving irrigation efficiency (IE) is an approach used globally to help meet competing demands for water and facilitate realloca..
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..
The Brisbane Declaration and Global Action Agenda on Environmental Flows (2018)
Angela H Arthington, Anik Bhaduri, Stuart E Bunn, Sue E Jackson, Rebecca E Tharme, Dave Tickner, Bill Young, Mike Acreman, Natalie Baker, Samantha Capon, Avril C Horne, Eloise Kendy, Michael E McClain, N Leroy Poff, Brian D Richter, Selina Ward
A decade ago, scientists and practitioners working in environmental water management crystallized the progress and direction of en..
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..