Resilience of water supply systems in meeting the challenges posed by climate change and population growth

Amarasinghe, Pradeep (2014) Resilience of water supply systems in meeting the challenges posed by climate change and population growth. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research project provides a scientifically robust approach for assessing the resilience of water supply systems, which are critical infrastructure, to impacts of climate change and population growth. An approach for the identification of trigger points that allows timely and appropriate management actions to be taken to avoid catastrophic system failure is an important outcome of this project. In the current absence of a formal method to evaluate the resilience of a water supply system, the approach developed in this study was based on the characterisation of resilience of a water supply system to a range of surrogate measures. Accordingly, a set of indicators are proposed to evaluate system behaviour and logistic regression analysis was used to assess system behaviour under predicted rainfall, storage and demand conditions.

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ID Code: 78369
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Goonetilleke, Ashantha, Barnes, Paul, McGree, James, & Egodawatta, Prasanna
Keywords: Resilience, Potable water supply, Meta-system, Climate change, Population growth, Dystem Dynamic modeling, Indicators
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 04:58
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 05:50

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