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Investigating rainfall models: Why a comprehensive and systematic approach is essential

In this article we take a look at why we need comprehensive and systematic evaluation of rainfall models. We also examine a new model evaluation framework, with examples of the framework in action. Imagine a typical scene from a detective novel: Sirens scream past – like every Tuesday in this forsaken town. I was about […]

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7 processes that cause coastal floods

Coastal floods can be devastating. They are also complicated. This article breaks down 7 processes that cause coastal floods. If you enjoy living near the beach, keep reading. Australians love living near the beach… but floods are devastating As Australians, we are blessed with bright sunshine, golden beach and blue oceans. Most of us enjoy […]

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Water utilities adapt through data-driven decisions

The important decisions made by water utilities need to include considerations of an uncertain future. This may mean that they will need to adapt their thinking. The article outlines a survey of water utilities that is part of a current Water Research Australia project. The project is titled, Better data-driven decision making under future climate […]

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Five things you may not know about plastic pipes

Here in the Water Group we think, study and learn a lot about pipes. Here are five things about plastic pipes that you may not know. 1. The origin of plastic pipes Although Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) was first synthesised in the 19th Century, the commercial production of PVC pipes only began in the 1930s [1]. […]

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