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dc.contributor.authorSahin, Oz
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodney A
dc.contributor.authorGiurco, Damien
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Michael G
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-19T01:30:48Z
dc.date.available2018-09-19T01:30:48Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1364-0321
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rser.2016.01.126
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/142160
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding energy–water system interactions is critical to the effective management of urban infrastructure. This paper explores the potential for hydropower as a co-benefit in a novel operating regime for Sydney׳s main water reservoir (Warragamba Dam). Hydropower could be generated as part of storage level management in the reservoir aimed at introducing flood retention ‘airspace’ (to mitigate downstream flood risk from extreme rainfall) whilst augmenting the use of installed desalination capacity to maintain secure supplies of water. A purpose-built systems dynamics model provides the mechanism for evaluating and comparing future operating scenarios over a 25 year period (i.e. until 2040). Importantly, the findings reveal the potential for desalination plants, integrated into a populous city׳s water supply network, to satisfy a much broader planning agenda. Specifically, the study provides evidence that Sydney’s interdependent goals of deferring capital intensive flood storage works, maintaining water security, better utilising existing desalination and hydropower assets, and increasing renewable energy generation can be achieved through applying systems thinking to a complex citywide water planning problem. The work also makes a valuable contribution to the energy–water nexus literature at the under-explored city-scale.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
dc.subject.fieldofresearchWater Resources Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090509
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.titleRenewable hydropower generation as a co-benefit of balanced urban water portfolio management and flood risk mitigation
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Engineering and Built Environment
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorStewart, Rodney A.
gro.griffith.authorSahin, Oz


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