eWater Software Conference 2018
Manager of Water Resources Management, Melbourne Water
Title: Melbourne Water System Strategy and how modelling from the local to regional scale is supporting the adaptive management of the water supply network, and explore future opportunities including big data and integration with WSUD.
The Melbourne Water System Strategy, which was released in 2017, is a 50-year system-wide view of water resource management across Melbourne and the surrounding region which outlines Melbourne Water’s contribution to implementing relevant policy directions set by Water for Victoria, the Victorian Government’s water plan. The strategy describes how Melbourne Water will continue to work with our partners, customers and the community to deliver safe, affordable and reliable supplies across Melbourne and the surrounding region with a growing city and changing climate.
Melbourne Water has been working with eWater to apply eWater Source to the water supply network as a daily model to replace the monthly REALM platform, and to integrate Urban Developer into Source so that IWCM planning options at the suburb scale can be incorporated into the analysis to assess the role of alternative supplies and local scale measures on the whole system as well as tailoring the allocations systems in Source to meet Melbourne Water’s licencing regime.
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Title: Water woes of India and possible solutions.
Dr. Ashvani K. Gosain, is a Professor in the field of Water Resources Engineering and GIS Technologies, in the Civil Engineering Department, IIT Delhi. Prof. Gosain pioneered the climate change impact assessment on Indian water resources that was incorporated in the NATCOM I & II – two National Communications made to the UNFCCC (http://gisserver.civil.iitd.ac.in/natcom). He has also been reviewer for AR4 and AR5 of IPCC.
Prof. Gosain has served on many prestigious assignments within and outside the country. He has to his credit above two hundred papers published in refereed national and international journals and conferences. He has conducted a large number of research projects including four EU projects. Twenty students have completed their Ph.D. under his supervision. Prof. Gosain contributed to the formulation of the Ganga River Basin Management Plan (GRBMP), of which he was the Team Leader of the Water Resources Management group. He has also been engaged by the Delhi Government to formulate the Drainage Master Plan of NCT of Delhi. He is also part of the expert committees appointed by the National Green Tribunal to suggest solutions to deal with the ever increasing pollution levels in Ganga and Yamuna. Prof. Gosain has to his distinction the formulation of the Ganga Act on behalf of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, as a member of the committee. Prof Gosain has served as Head of the Civil Engineering Department and the Computer Services Centre of IIT Delhi. He is also coordinator of the Centre of Excellence for eWater.