As a research pioneer in integrated resource planning (IRP), ISF has led the way with this internationally recognised best-practice approach to urban water planning and management.
Working with Australia’s major urban water utilities and many regional centres on water planning and the development of innovative water efficiency programs led to the production of the ground-breaking IRP Framework and Guide to Demand Management.
The guide helps urban water planners forecast water demand, more accurately utilise end-use modelling; develop demand management options; analyse and compare supply and demand-side options; and evaluate efficiency programs.
This enables water utilities to satisfy the community's water needs whilst reducing asset outlays, saving money and reducing the impact on the environment.
The Integrated Supply-Demand Planning (iSDP) model is an integral part of the IRP framework. The urban water planning tool forecasts demand based on end use – for example showering and toilet flushing – and sector – residential, commercial or industrial. The tool also facilitates detailed design of demand management options and provides a means of analysing and ranking portfolios of supply and demand-side options to support decisionmaking.
Based on our groundbreaking work in Australia, urban water planners, government agencies and advisory groups around the world have called on our expertise in IRP and water efficiency program design.
Integrated Resource Planning for Urban Water
National Water Commission, Canberra, Australia
Review of Metropolitan Water Plan
NSW Government, Australia
The International Demand Management Framework
International Water Association, London, UK
Benchmarking Demand Management
Canal Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
Integrated Supply Demand Study
Centre for Development and Environment in the Arab Region and EU SWITCH, Alexandria, Egypt
Water resources and groundwater planning, Salalah
Sultanate of Oman
Costing for Sustainable Outcomes in Urban Water Systems
Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment, Australia