Water Resource Management seminar
The Centre for Planning invites you to attend a seminar presented by visiting scholar, Dr Barry Croke, from The Integrated Catchment Assessment and Management Centre (iCAMC), Australian National University:
Managing uncertainty, model complexity and data availability in water resource management
Models are an important tool for effective management of water resources. However, accuracy of model predictions is strongly influenced by a number of factors including: availability of data, uncertainty in observed and derived model inputs, and model uncertainty (structure, parameters).
There are a number of methods of overcoming these problems. These include use of regionalisation techniques to estimate parameter values for data poor locations, alternative approaches to minimise the impact of uncertainty in model inputs, and use of knowledge of uncertainties in observed and modelled outputs to reduce parameter uncertainty.
This talk will give an overview of some of the techniques being employed to assist in modelling water resources, with a particular focus on hydrological models.