B. J. C. Perera

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In Australia, when stormwater systems were first introduced over 100 years ago, they were constructed independently of the sewer systems, and they are normally the responsibility of the third level of government, i.e., local government or city councils. Because of the increasing age of these stormwater systems and their worsening performance, there are(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to incorporate the non-stationarities characterised in the GCM outputs, into the Predictor-Predictand Relationships (PPRs) in statistical downscaling models. In this approach, a series of 42 PPRs based on multi-linear regression (MLR) technique were determined for each calendar month using a 20-year moving window moved(More)
Estimation of actual evapotranspiration (AET) and its spatial distribution are important to understanding of catchment hydrology. The AET is driven by net energy available to evaporate water from soil and vegetation surfaces, and to transpirate water from vegetation. However, estimating AET is difficult as the evapotranspiration process involves complex(More)
EXTENDED ABSTRACT The yield of an urban water supply system is defined as the average annual volume of water that can be supplied from the water supply system over a given planning period, subject to streamflow variability, operating rules and demand pattern, without violating the adopted level of service. Since yield plays a key role in the management of(More)
Recently, Genetic Algorithm (GA) has proven to be successful and efficient in identifying the optimal parameters for water resource modelling applications. However, in order to produce efficient and robust solutions, proper selection of GA operators is necessary for the application, before conducting the model parameter optimisation. General guidelines are(More)