Dr Mark Thyer

Mark Thyer
Associate Professor
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Mark Thyer is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He has over 17 years research experience in developing physical-statistical models to enhance predictions for hydrological, environmental and water resource models.

His research interests include flood/drought risk assessment; long-term climate variability, quantifying predictive uncertainty in hydrological models and behavourial water use modelling for integrated urban water management. He is an internationally recognised expert on use approaches to quantify of uncertainty in hydrological predictions. He has published numerous journal papers in top international water resources which are highly cited and is co-investigator on research grants worth over $5 million.

Mark has undertaken consultancy projects for many water supply authorities and regularly collaborates with local, national and international institutions, such as CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the South Australian Goyder Institute for Water Research.

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Dr Mark Thyer

Mark Thyer is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He has over 17 years research experience in developing physical-statistical models to enhance predictions for hydrological, environmental and water resource models.

His research interests include flood/drought risk assessment; long-term climate variability, quantifying predictive uncertainty in hydrological models and behavourial water use modelling for integrated urban water management. He is an internationally recognised expert on use approaches to quantify of uncertainty in hydrological predictions. He has published numerous journal papers in top international water resources which are highly cited and is co-investigator on research grants worth over $5 million.

Mark has undertaken consultancy projects for many water supply authorities and regularly collaborates with local, national and international institutions, such as CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the South Australian Goyder Institute for Water Research.

Research Interests

Developing innovative physical-statistical approaches to enhance predictions for water modelling in three focus areas:

Climate variability and rainfall/streamflow simulation for flood/drought risk assessment
  • Incorporating climate processes into stochastic models to enhance drought risk assessment.
  • Bayesian approaches to assess predictive uncertainty
  • Incorporating spatial-temporal rainfall variability to enhance flood risk assessment
Streamflow simulation using hydrological models
  • Quantifying impact of data/model uncertainty on the hydrological model predictive uncertainty using Bayesian Total Error Analysis (BATEA)
  • Using innovate diagnostics/auxiliary data to evaluate hydrological models
Behavioural water use simulation for Integrated Urban Water Management
  • Development of approaches for modelling household water use that capture the temporal and spatial behavioural dynamics.
Career Highlights
  • Over 17 years research experience in developing physical-statistical models to enhance predictions for hydrological/environmental/water resources models
  • Internationally recognised expert on use of Bayesian approaches to quantify impact of uncertainty (input/parameter/data) in stochastic hydrological models
  • 30 journal papers in the top international water resources journals (Water Resources Research and Journal of Hydrology)
  • Co-Investigator on Research Grants worth over $5 million dollars
  • Undertaken consultancy projects on stochastic modelling and drought risk assessment for Hunter Water Corporation, Gosford-Wyong Water Supply Authority, Sydney Catchment Authority, and Wimmera Mallee Pipeline Project
  • Associate Editor for Australian Journal of Water Resources.
  • Regularly review ARC grant applications and journal papers for top international journals
  • Invited by CRC for Catchment Hydrology to contribute models to the stochastic climate library of the catchment modelling toolkit
  • Research leader for eWater CRC project on development of behavioural end-use stochastic simulator (BESS) for household water use simulation, incorporated into eWater’s Urban Developer tool. 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2010 - 2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2009 - 2009 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
2004 - 2008 Lecturer University of Newcastle
2003 - 2004 Water Resource Engineer Tonkin Consulting
2001 - 2002 Postdoctoral Researcher University of British Columbia

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2015 Ministers Award for Excellence in Water Sustainability for "SA Climate Ready Project" South Australian Water Industry Alliance
2014 Research Spotlight Award from American Geophysical Union (top 5% of papers in AGU) for Westra et al (2014) American Geophysical Union
2014 Research Spotlight Award from American Geophysical Union (top 5% of Papers in AGU) for Evin et al (2014) American Geophysical Union
2014 - 2014 Editors Highlight Award from Water Resources Research (top 5% of papers in WRR) for Evin et al (2014) Water Resources Research
2007 - 2007 Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence University of Newcastle
1999 - 1999 Best Student Presentation Award Water 99 Joint Congress

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2004 - 2006 University of Newcastle Australia Australia Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
2001 University of Newcastle Australia Australia PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
1993 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor Degree (1st Class Honours) in Civil Engineering

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Bennett,B, Lambert,M, Thyer,M, Bates,BC, Leonard,M, 2016, Estimating extreme spatial rainfall intensities, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21, 3, 04015074-1-04015074-12 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001316
2016 Li,J, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Kuzera,G, Metcalfe,A, 2016, Incorporating seasonality into event-based joint probability methods for predicting flood frequency: a hybrid causative event approach, Journal of Hydrology, 533, 40-52 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.11.038
2015 Westra,S, Renard,B, Thyer,M, 2015, The ENSO-precipitation teleconnection and its modulation by the interdecadal pacific oscillation, Journal of Climate, 28, 12, 4753-4773 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00722.1
2015 Sun,X, Renard,B, Thyer,M, Westra,S, Lang,M, 2015, A global analysis of the asymmetric effect of ENSO on extreme precipitation, Journal of Hydrology, 530, 51-65 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.09.016
2015 Siebentritt,M, Green,G, Charles,S, Fu,G, Westra,S, Thyer,MA, van der Linden,L, 2015, The SA Climate Ready Project, Water, 42, 2, 64-68
2015 Wright,DP, Thyer,M, Westra,S, 2015, Influential point detection diagnostics in the context of hydrological model calibration, Journal of Hydrology, 527, 1161-1172 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.047
2014 Evin,G, Thyer,M, Kavetski,D, McInerney,D, Kuczera,G, 2014, Comparison of joint versus postprocessor approaches for hydrological uncertainty estimation accounting for error autocorrelation and heteroscedasticity, Water Resources Research, 50, 3, 2350-2375 10.1002/2013WR014185
2014 Westra,S, Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Kavetski,D, Lambert,M, 2014, A strategy for diagnosing and interpreting hydrological model nonstationarity, Water Resources Research, 50, 6, 5090-5113 10.1002/2013WR014719
2014 Sun,X, Thyer,M, Renard,B, Lang,M, 2014, A general regional frequency analysis framework for quantifying local-scale climate effects: a case study of ENSO effects on Southeast Queensland rainfall, Journal of Hydrology, 512, 53-68 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.02.025
2014 Li,J, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Kuczera,G, Metcalfe,A, 2014, An efficient causative event-based approach for deriving the annual flood frequency distribution, Journal of Hydrology, 510, 412-423 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.12.035
2013 Henley,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2013, Climate driver informed short-term drought risk evaluation, Water Resources Research, 49, 5, 2317-2326 10.1002/wrcr.20222
2013 Evin,G, Kavetski,D, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2013, Pitfalls and improvements in the joint inference of heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation in hydrological model calibration, Water Resources Research, 49, 7, 4518-4524 10.1002/wrcr.20284
2011 Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Kavetski,D, Need,S, Renard,B, 2011, The open source RFortran library for accessing R from Fortran, with applications in environmental modelling, Environmental Modelling & Software, 26, 2, 219-234 10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.05.007
2011 Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Leblois,E, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, 2011, Toward a reliable decomposition of predictive uncertainty in hydrological modeling: Characterizing rainfall errors using conditional simulation, Water Resources Research, 47, 11, 1-21 10.1029/2011WR010643
2011 Henley,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, 2011, Climate-informed stochastic hydrological modeling: Incorporating decadal-scale variability using paleo data, Water Resources Research, 47, 11, 1-14 10.1029/2010WR010034
2010 Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, Renard,B, Thyer,M, 2010, A limited memory acceleration strategy for MCMC sampling in hierarchical Bayesian calibration of hydrological models, Water Resources Research, 46, 7, 1-6 10.1029/2009WR008985
2010 Kuczera,G, Renard,B, Thyer,M, Kavetski,D, 2010, There are no hydrological monsters, just models and observations with large uncertainties!, Hydrological Sciences Journal-Journal des Sciences Hydrologiques, 55, 6, 980-991 10.1080/02626667.2010.504677
2010 Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, Franks,S, 2010, Understanding predictive uncertainty in hydrologic modeling: The challenge of identifying input and structural errors, Water Resources Research, 46, 5, 1-22 10.1029/2009WR008328
2009 Thyer,M, Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, Srikanthan,S, 2009, Critical evaluation of parameter consistency and predictive uncertainty in hydrological modeling: A case study using Bayesian total error analysis, Water Resources Research, 45, 12, 1-22 10.1029/2008WR006825
2008 Thyer,M, Hardy,M, Coombes,P, Patterson,C, 2008, The impact of end-use dynamics on urban water system design criteria, Australian Journal of Water Resources, 12, 2, 161-170
2007 Rudiger,C, Hancock,G, Hemakumara,H, Jacobs,B, Kalma,J, Martinez,C, Thyer,M, Walker,J, Wells,T, Willgoose,G et al, 2007, Goulburn River experimental catchment data set, Water Resources Research, 43, 10, 1-10 10.1029/2006WR005837
2007 Frost,A, Thyer,M, Srikanthan,R, Kuczera,G, 2007, A general Bayesian framework for calibrating and evaluating stochastic models of annual multi-site hydrological data, Journal of Hydrology, 340, 3-4, 129-148 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.03.023
2006 Thyer,M, Frost,A, Kuczera,G, 2006, Parameter estimation and model identification for stochastic models of annual hydrological data: Is the observed record long enough?, Journal of Hydrology, 330, 1-2, 313-328 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.03.029
2006 Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, Franks,S, Thyer,M, 2006, Towards a Bayesian total error analysis of conceptual rainfall-runoff models: Characterising model error using storm-dependent parameters, Journal of Hydrology, 331, 1-2, 161-177 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.05.010
2004 Thyer,M, Beckers,J, Spittlehouse,D, Alila,Y, Winkler,R, 2004, Diagnosing a distributed hydrologic model for two high-elevation forested catchments based on detailed stand- and basin-scale data, Water Resources Research, 40, 1, W01103- 10.1029/2003WR002414
2003 Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2003, A hidden Markov model for modelling long-term persistence in multi-site rainfall time series. 2. Real data analysis, Journal of Hydrology, 275, 1-2, 27-48 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00411-0
2003 Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2003, A hidden Markov model for modelling long-term persistence in multi-site rainfall time series 1. Model calibration using a Bayesian approach, Journal of Hydrology, 275, 1-2, 12-26 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00412-2
2002 Frost,A, Jennings,S, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Kuczera,G, 2002, Incorporating long-term climate variability into a short-timescale rainfall model using a Hidden State Markov Model, Australian Journal of Water Resources, 6, 1, 63-70
2002 Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Wang,Q, 2002, Quantifying parameter uncertainty in stochastic models using the Box-Cox transformation, Journal of Hydrology, 265, 1-4, 246-257 10.1016/S0022-1694(02)00113-0
2000 Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2000, Modeling long-term persistence in hydroclimatic time series using a hidden state Markov model, Water Resources Research, 36, 11, 3301-3310 10.1029/2000WR900157
1999 Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Bates,B, 1999, Probabilistic optimization for conceptual rainfall-runoff models: a comparison of the shuffled complex evolution and simulated annealing algorithms, Water Resources Research, 35, 3, 767-773 10.1029/1998WR900058

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2010 Srikanthan,S, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, 2010, A simple method for incorporating parameter uncertainty in stochastic data generation, pp. 53-64 10.1142/7158-vol17

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Westra,SP, Leonard,M, Thyer,M, 2015, A principles-evaluate-discuss model for teaching journal and conference paper writing skills to postgraduate research students, 26th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference (AAEE2015), Geelong, Victoria
2015 Lerat,J, Pickett-Heaps,CA, Shin,D, Zhou,S, Feikema,P, Khan,U, Laugesen,R, Tuteja,NK, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M et al, 2015, Dynamic streamflow forecasts within an uncertainty framework for 100 catchments in Australia
2014 McInerney,D, Thyer,M, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, 2014, Evaluating different approaches for using the Box-Cox transformation to model heteroscedasticity in residual errors of hydrological models
2014 Li,J, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Kuczera,G, Metcalfe,A, 2014, Seasonal hybrid-CE method for estimating the annual flood distribution
2014 Bennett,B, Lambert,M, Thyer,M, Bates,B, Westra,SP, 2014, The impact of differences in rainfall seasonality on antecedent catchment wetness and flood risk, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Western Australia
2012 Marchi,A, Simpson,AR, Thyer,MA, Sutanto,S, Do,NC, 2012, Optimisation of pump operations in water distribution systems taking into account the seasonality of the demand, 14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference (WDSA 2012), Adelaide, SA
2012 Gibbs,M, Maier,H, Dandy,G, Thyer,M, 2012, Is there potential to inform time varying conceptual rainfall runoff model parameters using groundwater data?, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2012 Sun,X, Renard,B, Lang,M, Thyer,M, 2012, Modelling the non-stationary, asymmetric impact of ENSO on seasonal rainfall totals and daily rainfall extremes, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2012 Westra,S, Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Kavetski,D, Lambert,M, 2012, Diagnosing non-stationary behaviour in a hydrological model, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2012 Bennett,B, Lambert,M, Thyer,M, Bates,B, Leonard,M, 2012, Estimation of extreme spatial rainfall intensities, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2012 Li,J, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Kuczera,G, Metcalfe,A, 2012, A hybrid method for efficiently estimating the annual flood distribution under a changing climate, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney
2011 Micevski,T, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2011, A behavioural approach for household outdoor water use modelling, Congress of IAHR, the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Brisbane
2011 Thyer,M, Micevski,T, Kuczera,G, Coombes,P, 2011, A behavioural approach to stochastic end use modelling, Australia's National Water Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, Australia
2011 Thyer,M, Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, Clark,M, 2011, Improving hydrological model predictions by incorporating rating curve uncertainty, Congress of IAHR, the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Brisbane
2011 Orr,D, Micevski,T, Thyer,M, 2011, Household characteristics that influence household water use in the Hunter Region, Congress of IAHR, the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Brisbane
2011 Kavetski,D, Renard,B, Evin,G, Thyer,M, Newman,A, Kuczera,G, 2011, Uncertainties in flood forecasting: A Bayesian total error perspective, Water Information Research and Development Alliance (WIRADA) Science Symposium, Melbourne Australia
2011 Kavetski,D, Evin,G, Clark,M, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Renard,B, Fenicia,F, Tuteja,N, 2011, Battling hydrological monsters: Insights into numerical approximations, data uncertainty and structural errors, Congress of IAHR, the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Brisbane
2011 Micevski,T, Lerat,J, Kavetski,D, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2011, Exploring the utility of multi-response calibration in river system modelling, International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), Perth
2009 Renard,B, Leblois,E, Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, Thyer,M, Franks,S, 2009, Characterizing errors in areal rainfall estimates: application to uncertainty quantification and decomposition in hydrologic modelling, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW
2009 Micevski,T, Thyer,M, Coombes,P, 2009, Evaluation of a behavioural approach and a regression approach for the modelling of household-scale outdoor water use, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW
2009 Thyer,M, Duncan,H, Coombes,P, Kuczera,G, Micevski,T, 2009, A probabilistic behavioural approach for the dynamic modelling of indoor household water use, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW
2009 Thyer,M, Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, 2009, Impact of runoff measurement error models on the quantification of predictive uncertainty in rainfall-runoff models, IMACS World Congress and MODSIM International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns
2009 Srikanthan,R, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, 2009, 'Calibrate it twice': A simple resampling method for incorporating parameter uncertainty in stochastic data generation, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle
2009 Henley,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, William,F, 2009, How long do phases of the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) persist? : Utilising palaeoclimate data in stochastic hydrology, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle
2009 Qin,J, Leonard,M, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, Metcalfe,A, Lambert,M, 2009, A high-resolution hierarchical space-time framework for single storm events and its application for short-term rainfall forecasting
2008 Qin,J, Leonard,M, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, Metcalfe,A, Lambert,M, 2008, A high resolution spatio-temporal model for single storm events based on radar images, Water Down Under (WDU), Adelaide
2008 Renard,B, Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, Thyer,M, Franks,S, 2008, Bayesian Total Error Analysis for hydrologic models: Quantifying uncertainties arising from input, output and structural errors, Water Down Under (WDU), Adelaide
2008 Cui,L, Thyer,M, Coombes,P, Kuczera,G, 2008, A stochastic model for identifying the long term dynamics of indoor household water uses, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Adelaide, South Australia
2008 Kavetski,D, Thyer,M, Renard,B, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, Srikanthan,S, 2008, Scrutinizing parameter consistency and predictive uncertainty in rainfall-runoff models using Bayesian total error analysis, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii 10.1061/40976(316)614
2008 Henley,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, 2008, Evaluating drought risk dynamics: Comparison of a Climate-Informed Multi-time Scale Stochastic (CIMSS) framework to the AR(1) model, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Adelaide, Australia
2008 Thyer,M, Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, Srikanthan,S, 2008, Investigating the impact of predicitive uncertainity in rainfall-runoff modelling on storage reliability estimates using Bayesian total error analysis, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii 10.1061/40976(316)534
2008 Zaman,A, Etchells,T, Malano,H, Davidson,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2008, Presenting a Next Generation Irrigation (NGenIrr) demand model, Water Down Under (WDU), Adelaide
2007 Thyer,M, Renard,B, Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, Srikanthan,R, 2007, Bayesian total error analysis for hydrological models: preliminary evaluation using multi-site catchment rainfall data, The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Christchurch
2007 Cui,L, Thyer,M, Coombes,P, Kuczera,G, 2007, A hidden state Markov Model for identifying the long term dynamics of indoor household water uses, Rainwater and Urban Design Conference, Sydney
2007 Renard,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, 2007, Bayesian total error analysis for hydrologic models: sensitivity to error models, The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Christchurch
2007 Henley,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2007, Seasonal stochastic rainfall modelling using climate indices: A Bayesian Hierarchical Model, The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Christchurch
2007 Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, Renard,B, Thyer,M, 2007, Bayesian total error analysis for hydrologic models: Markov chain Monte Carlo methods to evaluate the posterior distribution, The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Christchurch
2007 Kavetski,D, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, Renard,B, 2007, Multistart Newton-type optimisation methods for the calibration of conceptual hydrological models, The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Christchurch
2007 Thyer,M, 2007, The national airborne field experiment data sets, MODSIM Land, water & environmental management integrated systems for sustainability, Christchurch
2006 Henley,B, Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, 2006, Incorporating long-term climate information into stochastic models of annual hydrological data: A Bayesian hierarchical approach, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, TAS
2006 Thyer,M, Frost,A, Kuczera,G, Srikanthan,R, 2006, Stochastic modelling of (not-so) long-term hydrological data: Current status and future research, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, TAS
2006 Qin,J, Leonard,M, Kuczera,G, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Metcalfe,A, 2006, Statistical characteristics of rainstorms derived from weather radar images, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, Tasmania
2005 Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D, Franks,S, Thyer,M, 2005, Characterizing model error in conceptual rainfall-runoff models using storm-dependent parameters, The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Melbourne, Australia
2005 Whiting,J, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Metcalfe,A, 2005, Simulating catchment-scale monthly rainfall with classes of hidden Markov models, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Rydges Lakeside, Canberra, Australia
2005 Frost,A, Thyer,M, 2005, Stochastic generation of multi-site hydrological data at annual timescales, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra
2000 Thyer,M, Kuczera,G, 2000, Modelling long-term rainfall persistence at multiple sites, XIIIth International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, UNIV CALGARY, FAC SCI, CALGARY, CANADA
2000 Frost,A, Jennings,S, Thyer,M, Lambert,M, Kuczera,G, 2000, Droughts, floods and everything else in between, Hydro Interactive Hydrology, Perth, Australia

Conference Items

Date Citation
2012 Thyer,MA, Lambert,M, Li,J, Kuczera,G, Metcalfe,A, 2012, A new approach for annual flood frequency estimation: Hybrid Causative Event Method, 34th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia 10.6084/m9.figshare.2075329
2008 Henley,BJ, Thyer,MA, Kuczera,G, Franks,S, 2008, Short-term drought risk dynamics: The impact of multi-decadal climate variability and water supply system properties 10.1061/40976(316)584

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2014 Arbon,N, Thyer,MA, Darla Hatton McDonald,, Beverley,K, Lambert,M, 2014, Understanding and predicting household water use for Adelaide, Goyder Institute for Water Research
2014 Westra,SP, Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Lambert,M, 2014, Impacts of climate change on surface water in the Onkaparinga catchment - Final report volume 3: impact of climate change on runoff in the Onkaparinga catchment, Goyder Institute for Water Research
2014 Westra,SP, Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Lambert,M, 2014, Impacts of climate change on surface water in the Onkaparinga catchment - Final report volume 2: hydrological evaluation of the CMIP3 and CMIP5 GCMs and the Non-homogenous Hidden Markov Model (NHMM), Goyder Institute for Water Research
2014 Westra,SP, Thyer,M, Leonard,M, Kavetski,D, Lambert,M, 2014, Impacts of climate change on surface water in the Onkaparinga catchment - Final report volume 1: hydrological model development and sources of uncertainty, Goyder Institute for Water Research
2011 Tuteja,NK, Shin,D, Laugesen,R, Khan,U, Shao,Q, Wang,E, Li,M, Zheng,H, Kuczera,G, Kavetski,D et al, 2011, Experimental evaluation of the dynamic seasonal streamflow forecasting approach, Commonwealth of Australia (Bureau of Meteorology), Melbourne, Victoria

Internet Publications

Date Citation
2015 Thyer,MA, Westra,S; 2015; Adelaide is facing a dry future – it needs to start planning now

Datasets

Date Citation
2015 Thyer,MA, Li,JING, Lambert,M, Kuczera,G, Metcalfe,A; 2015; Virtual hydrological time series for flood frequency analysis

Research Funding

Year Project Co-Investigators
Funding Body
Amount
2015-2017 A Robust Integrated Streamflow Forecasting Framework for Australian Water Information Agencies Kavetski, Thyer, Kuczera, Tuteja, Shin, Seed, Lerat, Tibaldi, Clark, Wood

ARC LinkageBureau of MeteorologySEQ WaterNCAR(US) 

$270k
2014 Evaluation of Postprocessing Techniques for Rainfall and Streamflow Forecasts Thyer, Kavetski, Kuczera, McInerney Bureau of Meteorology $125k
2012-2014 Optimal Water Resource Mix for Metropolitan Adelaide Thyer, Lambert, Dandy, Maier

Goyder Institute for Water ResearchSA Water

$384k
2011-2014 Development of an agreed set of climate projects for South Australia Thyer, Lambert, Green Goyder Institute for Water Research $505k
2010-2012 Inferring hydrologic model structure using Bayesian Total Error Analysis Kavetski, Kuczera, Thyer, Franks ARC Discovery $240k
2010-2011 UoA eWater Project Dandy, Maier, Thyer eWater CRC $254k
2010-2013 An integrated modelling approach for the efficient management of irrigated landscapes Thyer, Kavetski, Kuczera, Franks, Selle, Githui, Thayalakumaran ARC LinkageDEPI(Vic) $185k
2010-2012 Adapting Bayesian Total Error Analysis to River Systems Modelling Kuczera, Thyer, Kavetski CSIRO - Land and Water $200k
2010-2011 Supply of Bayesian Total Error Analysis Kuczera, Thyer, Kavetski Bureau of Meteorology $185k
2010-2012 A new flood design methodology for a variable and changing climate Lambert, Kuczera, Thyer, Metcalfe ARC Discovery $325k
2010-2011 Improving flood forecasting via robust handling of data and model uncertainties in hydrologic predictions Thyer, Kavetski, Kuczera, Franks, Renard, Andreassian, Perrin, Lang, Sauquet International Science Linkages $20k
2008-2010 Urban Water Systems Project Kuczera, Thyer, Rodriguez, Kavetski eWater CRC $1,124k
2007-2009 A stochastic space-time model of rainfall fields in large heterogeneous regions Lambert, Metcalfe, Kuczera, Thyer ARC Discovery $345k
2007-2009 Efficient and Robust Prediction at Ungauged Catchments Kuczera, Thyer, Franks ARC Discovery $180k
2006-2007 Innovative WSUD intervention strategies Coombes, Thyer, Kuczera, Rodriguez eWater CRC $321k
2006-2007 Total error framework for model calibration Kuczera, Thyer, Coombes eWater CRC $562k
2006-2009 A Bayesian Hierarchical Approach for Simulating Multi-time scale Hydrological Variability for Water Resources Planning Thyer, Kuczera, Franks, Lambert, Metcalfe and Berghout. ARC LinkageHunter Water Corporation $117k
                         Total $5,336k

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2007 Member Engineers Australia Australia
2007 Member International Association of Hydrological Sciences United Kingdom
1999 Member American Geophysical Union United States

Industry Partnerships

Date Engagement Type Partner Name
2010 Consultant Bureau of Meterology
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83130770
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North
Room Number
1 07a
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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