Optimising Seasonal Decisions for Environmental Water Use
Grant number: LP130100174 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018
This project will develop a tool to optimise the use of environmental water, drawing on seasonal forecasts of streamflow and water price, and predicted ecological responses to changing flows. This tool will strengthen the effectiveness of the government organisations responsible for managing Australia's environmental water reserves.
Related publications (22)
Examining Trade-Offs in Piggybacking Flow Events while Making Environmental Release Decisions in a River System
Simranjit Kaur, Avril C Horne, Rory Nathan, Joanna M Szemis, Laura Gibson, Alysson M Costa, J Angus Webb, Michael Stewardson
High flow pulses (or spells or freshes) play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological health of a river system. Impoundment of..
Active Management of Environmental Water to Improve Ecological Outcomes
Avril C Horne, Simranjit Kaur, Joanna M Szemis, Alysson M Costa, Rory Nathan, J Angus Webb, Michael J Stewardson, Natashia Boland
Environmental water is being embraced by governments around the world as a means to partly restore rivers impacted by excessive ri..
Quantifying and predicting the benefits of environmental flows: Combining large-scale monitoring data and expert knowledge within hierarchical Bayesian models
J Angus Webb, Siobhan C de Little, Kimberly A Miller, Michael J Stewardson
Despite large investments of public funds into environmental flows programs, we have little ability to make quantitative predictio..
Vulnerability of Ecological Condition to the Sequencing of Wet and Dry Spells Prior to and during the Murray-Darling Basin Millennium Drought
Jun Wang, Avril Horne, Rory Nathan, Murray Peel, Ian Neave
Droughts are a significant stressor for water supply systems and freshwater ecosystems. Studies on drought risks and impacts have ..
Informing Environmental Water Management Decisions: Using Conditional Probability Networks to Address the Information Needs of Planning and Implementation Cycles
Avril C Horne, Joanna M Szemis, J Angus Webb, Simranjit Kaur, Michael J Stewardson, Nick Bond, Rory Nathan
One important aspect of adaptive management is the clear and transparent documentation of hypotheses, together with the use of pre..
The relative contribution of near-bed vs. intragravel horizontal transport to fine sediment accumulation processes in river gravel beds
Roser Casas-Mulet, Garima Lakhanpal, Michael J Stewardson
Understanding flow-sediment interactions is important for comprehending river functioning. Fine sediment accumulation processes, i..
Deficiencies in our understanding of the hydro-ecology of several native Australian fish: a rapid evidence synthesis
Kimberly A Miller, Roser Casas-Mulet, Siobhan C de Little, Michael J Stewardson, Wayne M Koster, J Angus Webb
Environmental flows aim to mitigate the impacts of modification of riverine flow regimes by restoring components of the natural fl..
Key hydraulic drivers and patterns of fine sediment accumulation in gravel streambeds: A conceptual framework illustrated with a case study from the Kiewa River, Australia
R Casas-Mulet, KT Alfredsen, AH McCluskey, MJ Stewardson
Fine sediment processes in gravel beds may have significant impacts to overall river ecosystem function. In addition to gravitatio..
Evaluating four downscaling methods for assessment of climate change impact on ecological indicators
Jun Wang, Rory Nathan, Avril Horne, Murray C Peel, Yongping Wei, John Langford
Assessments of climate change impacts on freshwater ecosystems are generally based on global climate models (GCMs) and ecologicall..
An Objective Method to Prioritize Socio-Environmental Water Management Tradeoffs Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
DM Martin, SJ Powell, JA Webb, SJ Nichols, NL Poff
Rivers provide many social and environmental services that benefit humanity. A critical role of water mangers is to prioritize wat..
Using optimization to develop a "designer" environmental flow regime
Avril Horne, Simranjit Kaur, Joanna Szemis, Alysson Costa, J Angus Webb, Rory Nathan, Michael Stewardson, Lisa Lowe, Natashia Boland
There are increasing numbers of rivers with large storages, resulting in changes to environmental condition downstream. In these s..
Research Priorities to Improve Future Environmental Water Outcomes
Avril C Horne, J Angus Webb, Erin O'Donnell, Angela H Arthington, Michael McClain, Nicholas Bond, Mike Acreman, Barry Hart, Michael J Stewardson, Brian Richter, N LeRoy Poff
Significant progress in environmental flow management has occurred in recent years due to several factors. These include governmen..
Optimization tools for environmental water decisions: A review of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to improve adoption
Avril Horne, Joanna M Szemis, Simranjit Kaur, J Angus Webb, Michael J Stewardson, Alysson Costa, Natashia Boland
Public investment in river restoration through environmental watering has increased substantially in recent years. To sustain publ..
A mixed integer programming model to optimize environmental water releases in river systems
S Kaur, A Horne, J Szemis, L Lowe, A Costa, M Stewardson, R NATHAN, J Webb, N Boland, J Ravalico, B Velik-Lord, H Clarke
The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015) was held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Cent..