Long-term water supply planning in an Australian coastal city : Dams or desalination?

Scarborough,H, Sahin,O, Porter,M and Stewart,R 2015, Long-term water supply planning in an Australian coastal city : Dams or desalination?, Desalination, vol. 358, pp. 61-68, doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2014.12.013.

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Title Long-term water supply planning in an Australian coastal city : Dams or desalination?
Author(s) Scarborough,HORCID iD for Scarborough,H orcid.org/0000-0002-0562-1987
Sahin,O
Porter,M
Stewart,R
Journal name Desalination
Volume number 358
Start page 61
End page 68
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam , Netherlands
Publication date 2015-02-16
ISSN 0011-9164
Keyword(s) Desalination
Social discount rate
System dynamics
Water planning
Water security
Summary Water resource managers and planners are continually involved in defining and evaluating alternative policies to better meet changing water supply conditions and the expectations of society. To undertake such long-term water supply planning, this study developed a novel integrated system dynamics model to combine economic, social and scientific variables and considerations within the planning horizon. Extensive sensitivity analysis for these variables was considered in this long term water resource planning process. The analysis suggests that over a longer time horizon, desalination provides a more viable, cost effective and secure bulk water supply alternative when compared to building large rain-dependent dams.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.desal.2014.12.013
Field of Research 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
Socio Economic Objective 960709 Urban Water Policy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30068974

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