Match!
Hector Malano
University of Melbourne
148Publications
19H-index
1,354Citations
Publications 148
Newest
#1Naveen Joseph (University of Melbourne)
#2Dongryeol Ryu (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 21
Last.Anshuman (The Energy and Resources Institute)
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Rising population and industrialisation aided by technological advancements have resulted in increased industrial water demand in India. Industrial water demand accounts for about 8–10 % of the total water demand in the country. Although some national and international organisations report industrial water demand, there is a wide variation in data due to the scarcity of the reliable data and inconsistencies in the methods adopted for quantification. Rather than using these estimates, th...
#1Brian Davidson (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 11
#2P.J.G.J. Hellegers (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 14
Last.Hector Malano (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 19
view all 4 authors...
Abstract Increasing water reliability in a catchment requires reducing the total quantity of water available to users in some years in order to supply it in more years when its supply is constrained. Thus, the more reliable the supply the more water that needs to be withheld. Consequently, increased levels of water reliability to a catchment, which reduces the costs associated with an unreliable supply, often comes at an incremental increase in costs that researchers do not consider; that of the...
#1Anna KosovacH-Index: 2
#2Brian DavidsonH-Index: 11
Last.Hector MalanoH-Index: 19
view all 3 authors...
A survey of 77 water practitioners within Melbourne, Australia, highlighted the lack of objectiveness within current risk scoring processes. Each water authority adopted similar processes, all of which adhere to the ISO31000 standard on Risk Management, and these were tested within this study to determine the “objective” nature of technical risk assessments such as these. The outcome of the study indicated that current risk measurement approaches cannot be seen as objective. This is due to the h...
#1Chihchung Chou (University of Melbourne)
#2Dongryeol Ryu (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 21
Last.Hector Malano (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 19
view all 5 authors...
AbstractFrom the 1980s, Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) shows a decreasing trend over north and northwest India, and there was a significant observed reduction in July over central and south India in 1982–2003. The key drivers of the changed ISMR, however, remain unclear. It was hypothesized that the large-scale irrigation development that started in the 1950s has resulted in land surface cooling, which slowed large-scale atmospheric circulation, exerting significant influences on ISMR. To...
#1Mukta SapkotaH-Index: 4
#2Meenakshi AroraH-Index: 13
Last.Magnus MogliaH-Index: 15
view all 5 authors...
There are pressures on existing centralized water infrastructures in urban centers which justify the search for alternatives. An increasingly important alternative is to shift from centralized to hybrid systems, often in response to climate variability and demographic changes. In a hybrid system, water is supplied and discharged through a mix of centralized and decentralized systems. There is usually no single objective that justifies the choice of hybrid water systems, but they typically are ju...
#1Mukta Sapkota (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
#2Meenakshi Arora (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 13
Last.Francis PammingerH-Index: 8
view all 6 authors...
Abstract This paper analyses the impacts of various hybrid water supply systems, conceptualised as the combination of centralized and decentralized water supply systems, on wastewater and stormwater flows and contaminants. The analysis comprises of seven alternative scenarios: i) centralized only, ii) centralized along with recycled water, iii) centralized along with treated greywater, iv) centralized along with rainwater harvesting, v) centralized along with stormwater harvesting, vi) centraliz...
#1Dilini Delgoda (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 5
#2Hector Malano (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 19
Last.Malka N. Halgamuge (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 12
view all 4 authors...
Abstract This research proposes a novel generic method for irrigation scheduling in a canal network to optimize multiple objectives related to canal scheduling (e.g. maximizing water supply and minimizing imbalance of water distribution) within multiple hierarchical layers (e.g. the layers consisting of the main canal, distributaries) while utilizing traditional canal scheduling methods. It is based on modularizing the optimization process. The method is theoretically capable of optimizing an un...
In many circumstances within the water industry, project managers act as the gatekeepers for new infrastructure and water projects by way of determining, or at least providing, an assessment of whether to proceed with the project. Their assessments, which are considerably based on risk, disproportionately assume a technical, rational approach. Psychological, sociological and cultural risk approaches provide a comprehensive guide into how risks are assessed, highlighting areas that are not consid...
#1Brian DavidsonH-Index: 11
#2Biju GeorgeH-Index: 15
Last.P.J.G.J. HellegersH-Index: 14
view all 4 authors...
In India the stresses on water resource systems have increased, due in part to increased demand for scarce water supplies. Yet, what could be of greater concern is the potential long-run threats of climate change affecting supplies. Before thinking of a policy response to these long-run concerns, the impact of climate change on the reliability of water supply across a catchment needs to be gauged from both a physical and an economic perspective. Once these impacts are known, a more target approa...
#1K. Rathnayaka (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
#2Hector Malano (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 19
Last.Bandara Nawarathna (BOM: Bureau of Meteorology)H-Index: 8
view all 6 authors...
Abstract Detailed prediction of end-use water demand at multiple spatial and temporal scales is essential for planning urban water supply using multiple water sources based on fit-for-purpose criteria. This paper presents the application of a stochastic model to predict urban residential end-use water demands at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The model includes an improved representation of spatial and temporal variability of urban residential water use by considering the effect of a sign...
12345678910