The broad aim of this PhD is to enable a net zero carbon emissions water cycle to protect vulnerable communities and future generations from negative impacts of climate change, including water security. The focus is on minimising residential water use, and its related energy use and carbon emissions, while ensuring that the proposed solutions do not shift burdens to other sectors, or to vulnerable customers. It is envisioned that this will be achieved through analysis of high-resolution water and energy datasets to conduct dynamic modelling of the impacts of selected interventions and determine optimal solutions.



Project members

Professor Steven Kenway

Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

Ms Rebecca Hall

Research Scholar

Professor Fayyaz Memon (University of Exeter)
Professor Kate O’Brien