Impact of climate change on waste water reticulation system in Churchill, Victoria

Daniel Joseph, Dushmanta Dutta

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    Abstract

    Australia being an island continent is highly vulnerable to coastal erosion and infrastructure damage due climate change. The sewer reticulation systems are not an exception. Research needs to be carried out to quantify the impacts of climate change and design criteria be reviewed, to mitigate or adapt to the impacts of climate change in the waste water reticulation system. Although much of Australia is expected to dry because of climate change, due to decrease in total rainfall, increase in extreme rainfall events are still expected in many regions. This will affect the sewer reticulation system in many ways. The aim of the research is to quantify the impacts of climate change on a sewer reticulation system in the Gippsland region, Victoria. The specific objectives are to simulate the impacts of climate change in a working calibrated sewer model and to analyse, understand and quantify the impacts in an existing waste water reticulation system based on the modelling. The model is used to simulate various scenarios individually and collectively to assess the impacts of climate change and quantify them. The simulated outputs give us a chance to quantify the impacts of the possible effects of climate change on the catchments and their characteristics. These results would help in designing the sewer reticulation systems in future to cater for the impacts of climate change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change: Assessing the Impacts and Developing Adaptation Strategies
    EditorsDushmanta Dutta, Wendy Wright
    Place of PublicationChurchill Vic Australia
    PublisherMonash University Publishing
    Pages73 - 82
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780732640118
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventInternational Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change 2010 - Churchill Vic Australia, Churchill Vic Australia
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change 2010
    CityChurchill Vic Australia
    Period1/01/10 → …

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