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dc.contributor.authorGirard, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.editorDaene C. McKinneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:22:40Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:22:40Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-07-31T06:30:34Z
dc.identifier.issn0733-9496en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2007)133:3(210)en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17798
dc.description.abstractMany water authorities, both nationally and internationally, have been forced to rethink their strategies for achieving water balance as a result of growing water demands, droughts, reduced no-failure yields and environmental sustainability considerations. In particular, regulatory bodies in Australia are demanding that water managers exhaust network management efficiencies before considering new water source options (e.g. dams, desalination, pipelines etc.). Demand management incentive schemes in conjunction with water recycling and pressure and leakage management (PLM) initiatives are a few examples of least-cost planning strategies being adopted by water authorities to achieve water balance without expanding the water infrastructure asset requirements. Potential benefits of PLM strategies have been predicted by these authorities worldwide, in areas such as: deferred capital works; reduced corrective maintenance; reduced treatment costs; energy savings; reduced reclaimed water discharges; and improvements to customer service. However, justification for PLM options remains difficult due to the limited amount of quantified evidence for most of the above-mentioned benefits over an urban water systems life cycle. As the first stage in the development of a holistic PLM decision support system this paper quantifies the benefits derived from a PLM strategy in a trial area located on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia. The results of the trial provide evidence to support claims that PLM can reduce water consumption and the frequency of infrastructure failures if implemented throughout the entire Gold Coast City. Further to this, the research concludes that PLM impacts on the total water cycle and has broad implications for ensuring the future sustainability of potable water services.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?0702433en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto217en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Water Resources Planning and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume133en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310103en_US
dc.titleImplementation of Pressure and Leakage Management Strategies on the Gold Coast, Australia: Case Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 ASCE. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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