Australia: 3D simulation tools could reduce flood heights and save millions

Source(s): Brisbane Times, Fairfax Media

By Tony Moore

An alternative green infrastructure solution for improving water quality – already saving south-east Queensland water utilities millions of dollars – was quietly launched in Brisbane on Tuesday night.

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It allows conservation and research groups to decide the most effective technique to use to tackle future floods and allocate funds to the most effective projects to reduce flood heights.

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Strategic planning manager Partha Susarla said siphoning river water through the natural processes of the Yandina wetlands was reducing 5.3 tonnes of nitrogen per year.

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"We could immerse a landowner to the point of not just flying up the catchment, but standing on their front porch and looking up and down and showing them – well this is what it looks like now –and this is what it would look like if you did all these things," Professor Bunn [Australian Rivers Institute director] said.

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