Water Journal : Water Journal March 2011
refereed paper smart water systems & metering parameters underpinning the optimised design/configuration of internally plumbed rain tanks and providing relevant policy recommendations. • Empirical quantification of the influence of internally plumbed rain tank schemes on diurnal patterns, peaking factors and trunk main pump and pipe infrastructure requirements. Acknowledgements The pilot study was funded by Allconnex Water and completed by Griffith University. Special thanks to Rachelle Willis and Scott Emmonds from Allconnex Water for their specialist advice. The authors appreciate the support of the five households involved in the pilot study. The Authors Mohammad Reza Talebpour is a PhD candidate, Associate Professor Rodney Stewart is chief investigator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Cara Beal is research advisor for the Rain Tank End Use Study, all from Griffith University. Brad Dowling is manager of community relationships at Allconnex Water. Dr Ashok Sharma is a CSIRO principal research engineer in urban water. Dr Simon Fane is research director at the Institute for Sustainable Future at UTS. All authors are collaborators in the commenced ARC Linkage Project. References Giurco D, Carrard N, McFallan S, Nalbantoglu M, Inman M, Thornton N & White S (2008): Residential End Use Measurement Guidebook: A Guide to Study Design, Sampling and Technology, prepared by UTS and CSIRO for the Victorian Smart Water Fund. Heinrich M (2007): Water End Use and Efficiency Project (WEEP) -- Final Report. BRANZ Study Report 159. Judgeford, New Zealand, Branz. Loh M & Coghlan P (2003): Domestic Water Use Study -- WA Water Corporation. Mayer PW & DeOreo WB (1999): Residential End Uses of Water -- Boulder, CO. Aquacraft, Inc. Water Engineering and Management. Mayer PW, DeOreo WB, Towler E, Martien L & Lewis D (2004): Tampa Water Department residential water conservation study: The impacts of high efficiency plumbing fixture retrofits in single-family homes -- Tampa Aquacraft, Inc. Water Engineering and Management. Retamal M, Glassmire J, Abeysuriya K, Turner A & White S (2009): Investigation into the energy implications of household rainwater systems.Final Report. CSIRO. Institute for sustainable futures, UTS 2009. Roberts P (2005): Yarra Valley Water 2004 Residential End Use Measurement Study. Melbourne, Yarra Valley Water. Stewart RA, Willis R, Giurco D, Panuwatwanich K & Capati G (2010): Web-based knowledge management system: linking smart metering to the future of urban water planning, Australian Planner, 47(2), 66-74. Willis R, Stewart RA, Panuwatwanich K, Capati B & Giurco, D (2009): Gold Coast Domestic Water End Use Study, Water, 36(6), 84-90. Willis R M, Stewart R A & Emmonds SC (2010): Pimpama-Coomera dual reticulation end use study: pre-commission baseline, context and post-commission end use prediction, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 10(3), 302--314.
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