Creating smarter solutions for a range of challenges
We have a number of projects within our infrastructure and technology research program, all with the aim of improving current circumstances.
If you would like more information on our research, or to partner with us on a related project, please get in touch.
BASELINE WATER QUALITY MONITORING FOR RECYCLED WATER RELEASE
The aim of this research project is to develop and implement a long-term recycled release solution for the whole of the City of Gold Coast. Specifically, the scope of the program is to provide quantitative information on the current condition of the environment and to provide means to capture any potential changes associated with the Ultimate Recycled Water Release Solution on a range of environmental values.
PERFORMANCE TESTING OF SPEL STORMWATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT DEVICE
We have been contracted to field test and evaluate the performance of a SPEL Puraceptor, SPEL Stormchamber and SPEL Filter, as well as the entire treatment train, which has been installed at the Freedom Fuels Service Station on Smith Street, Southport. Field testing will be conducted via automated water quality sampling during qualifying rainfall events. There will also be water quality sampling at five locations within the treatment train. We will provide statistical analysis of the data and assess the performance of each device and the entire system.
APP TO ADAPT
The core objective of this project was to develop a computer app for tablet computers to improve elicitation of expert opinion from stakeholders engaged in climate change adaptation research. This project was borne out of difficulty stakeholders had experienced when developing participatory models. An app was developed for iPad, tailored specifically to improve elicitation of stakeholder-generated conditional probabilities for Bayesian Belief Network modelling. The app has been tested at different stages of the development process and has recently been used in a stakeholder workshop in Norway.