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Research Thesis Topic

A Multi-Criterion Simulation-Optimization Approach for Irrigation Water Resources With Regard to Climate Change


Topic ID
237

Thesis Topic/Title
A Multi-Criterion Simulation-Optimization Approach for Irrigation Water Resources With Regard to Climate Change

Description

Irrigation water resources are currently facing a number of stressors due to climate change/variability and new environmental demands. Optimal operation of limited irrigation water resources under uncertainty of climate and the requirement for environmental preservation is an international concern. There is an urgent need to develop a reliable management framework which could help facilitating decisions of not only water resources planners but also farmers. The developed management framework would allow satisfying the requirements of sustainable development by not only achieving the conventional objective of maximum economic benefit but many other objectives relating to environmental, social and ecological factors; and constraints will be considered. Such a multi-objective irrigation water resources optimal allocation would be achieved by a combination of advanced simulation and optimisation techniques with uncertainty handling capability. This research topic is directly related to the Drought and Climate Adaptation Program funded by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to USQ (Project code: DCAP USQ).


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences

Field of Research
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Numerical and Computational Mathematics

Available Academic Programs

Application Open Date
28/10/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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