Journal article

Modelling the impact of stormwater source control infiltration techniques on catchment baseflow

Perrine Hamel, Tim D Fletcher



Stormwater management increasingly recognises the need to emulate, to the maximum extent possible, the flow regime of receiving waters in their pre-development state. Hydrological models play a central role in assessing the catchment-scale impacts of alternative stormwater management strategies. However, because of the complexity of physical processes involved in urban hydrology, particularly subsurface flows, the predictive performance of such models is often low. We investigated how the structure of hydrological models influenced the prediction of urbanisation and stormwater management impacts on baseflow. We calibrated three conceptual models of the same reference catchment and compared t..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was in part funded by the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program, including Hamel's scholarship. Fletcher is supported by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT100100144). The authors thank Hugh Duncan for his invaluable modelling insights, and Edoardo Daly for his useful comments on the manuscript.