A systemic framework and analysis of urban water energy

Kenway, S. J., Binks, A., Lane, J., Lant, P. A., Lam, K. L. and Simms, A. (2015) A systemic framework and analysis of urban water energy. Environmental Modelling and Software, 73 272-285. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.08.009

Author Kenway, S. J.
Binks, A.
Lane, J.
Lant, P. A.
Lam, K. L.
Simms, A.
Title A systemic framework and analysis of urban water energy
Journal name Environmental Modelling and Software   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-8152
Publication date 2015-11-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.08.009
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 73
Start page 272
End page 285
Total pages 14
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 1712 Software
2305 Environmental Engineering
2302 Ecological Modelling
Abstract Energy impacts of urban water systems are substantial, but not typically analysed systemically. We develop a new system boundary framework including a utility, the ‘bulk water supply authority’ (SB1); the ‘urban water system’ including water use (SB2); and the ‘regional water system’ (SB3). We use the framework to review existing models and show that most address only one boundary. We apply the framework to quantify thermal equivalents of water-related energy in SB1 and SB2, and identify that over 96% of water-related energy in South East Queensland (SEQ) is outside SB1 and within SB2. Consideration of energy influenced by water use is paramount to systemic energy efficiency and optimisation in the urban water system. Clear articulation of system boundaries will improve modelling and management of the energy impact of urban water. Systemic modelling will help decision makers answer increasingly integrated and cross-system and sector questions regarding water and energy interactions.
Keyword Integrated
Decision support
Business case
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID LP120200745
Institutional Status UQ

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