Journal article

Historical Calibration of a Water Account System

TM Baynes, GM Turner, J West

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management | Published : 2010

Abstract

Models used for future based scenarios should be calibrated with historical water supply and use data. Historical water records in Australia are discontinuous, incomplete, and often incongruently disaggregated. We present a systematic method to produce a coherent reconstruction of the historical provision and consumption of water in catchments of the State of Victoria. This is demonstrated using water account system (WAS): an accounting and simulation tool that tracks the stocks and flows of physical quantities relating to the water system. The WAS is part of, and informed by, an integrated framework of stocks and flows calculators for simulating long-term interactions between other sectors ..

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