Given increasing pressures from population growth and land use change, Australian researchers require access to high-value water and energy (WE) consumption data for planning and policy-making in urban environments.
AURIN and CSIRO collaborated in 2015 to develop a protocol to harmonise these datasets, that led to the creation of the WE Supply and Consumption (WESC) model. Recently, the EUDM/NEAR projects extended the WESC model to handle new classes and proposed new elements.
Towards operationalising the model for the provision of new data, this project will evaluate the extended model to address the following questions:
- What is Australian researcher feedback on the value of the data supplied via the current, extended WESC model?
- Does the extended WESC model need to be further modified to handle other/new kinds of WE data?
- What is needed to update the existing AURIN-CSIRO WESC hub with new data and make it FAIR?
- How can WE utilities be incentivised to participate for sustainability of the AURIN-CSIRO WESC hub?
Who is this project for?
- Water and Energy Suppliers and Retailers
- Research organisations
- Government (state and commonwealth)
What does this project enable?
Improving the FAIRness and coverage of AURIN’s Water and Energy data holdings, which are of high value to researchers looking at past, present and future scenarios in human settlements, and planning and policy change to address both local and national needs.