Journal article

Identification of Optimal Water Supply Portfolios for a Major City

Wenyan Wu, Graeme C Dandy, Holger R Maier, Shiroma Maheepala, Angela Marchi, Fareed Mirza



Integrated urban water management (IUWM) considering alternative water supply options is attracting increasing attention from water resources managers due to its efficiency and flexibility in addressing water scarcity problems. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is an example of a city where water supply security has come under increasing pressure due to population growth, climate variability, and climate change, as well as emerging environmental needs. In order to address this issue, the South Australian government has committed to implementing IUWM principles through a number of actions including an initiative to integrate alternative water source options for metropolitan Adelaide, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding provided for this project by the Goyder Institute for Water Research of South Australia. The authors would also like to thank Jacqueline Frizenschaf, Steve Kotz, Nick Thomas, and Andrew Wilkins from SA Water; Shaun Thomas and Ying He from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), South Australia; Martin Allen and Steve Morton from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), South Australia; and Peter Dillon from CSIRO for their contribution to data collection and model development. They would like to express their sincere thanks to Susan Cuddy from CSIRO, Kathryn Bellette from Flinders University, Mark Thyer from the University of Adelaide, Rosemary Leonard from CSIRO, Darla Hatton MacDonald from CSIRO, and Jennifer McKay from the University of South Australia for contributing to the data, methodology and results, and related discussions. The authors would also like to thank Mr. Hong Do from the University of Adelaide for producing the map of the study area.