Jay has a keen interest in statistics and simulation, with 3 years’ experience in the development of agent based models. Prior to his position at ISF, Jay was involved in the development of engaging teaching material, specifically focused on the classroom integration of simulation and the importance of experimental statistics. Much of this work was influenced by his agent based honours project ‘Optimal Foraging in White-Cheeked Honeyeaters: Understanding Patch Departure and Diet Choice’.
Simulation (Agent-Based, Monte-Carlo)
Programming (Python, R, Logo)
After major investment during the Millennium drought, many Australian cities have become more resilient by diversifying their water supplies with desalination, water recycling, rain tanks, and importantly, increased water efficiency through both programs and regulations. The achievements in efficiency such as reduced per capita demand and success of large-scale demand management programs, are internationally recognised. However, with both Sydney and Melbourne heading towards mega-city status by mid-century, further increases in efficiency must be considered. This paper explores the technologies, behavioural interfaces and programs that could aid Australia's next generation of water efficiency.
Across sectors, innovative data collection at a device level and command and control appliances, are providing an opportunity for improved resource efficiencies, facilities management and user experiences. The applications of intelligent technologies and localised networks are growing rapidly.
This discussion paper demonstrates the value and potential applications of smart water management technologies specifically focused on commercial bathroom products. The work was commissioned by the GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens Group. The paper has been developed using available knowledge, with a literature scan of fixture driven innovations, innovations in collecting and using data from fixtures and other monitoring devices.
Ongoing challenges of urban growth, climate change and climate variability are driving a need to revisit water efficiency as an option in many regions, including CHW.
The value of the renewed and reinvigorated investment in water efficiency is explicitly recognized by the Victorian Government's "Water for Victoria" plan, particularly Action 5.3. Customers also continue to expect utilities to invest in water efficiency.
This report synthesizes the full range of water efficiency programs conducted across Australia and assesses their potential for adoption by CHW using a combination of detailed data analytics and stakeholder engagement. In recommends a renewed and reinvigorated water efficiency program building on both precious experience and the latest advancements in water efficiency programs,