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Ms Nicole Arbon

Nicole Arbon
Research Associate, WaterSystems
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Nicole is a Research Associate in the Intelligent Water Decisions group in the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide. Nicole has expertise in household water use analysis and pipeline condition assessment.

Nicole has experience in working with the water industry through research and commercial projects. Nicole has undertaken consultancy projects for water supply authorities on behalf of the University of Adelaide including United Utilities, SA Water, Queensland Urban Utilities, BHP Billiton and East Gippsland Water.

Nicole's teaching experience includes being the Course Co-ordinator and primary lecturer for the subjects Engineering Modelling and Analysis 1A, Water Engineering and Design 2A and more recently the final year specialisation Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments.

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Ms Nicole Arbon

Nicole is a Research Associate in the Intelligent Water Decisions group in the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide. Nicole has expertise in household water use analysis and pipeline condition assessment.

Nicole has experience in working with the water industry through research and commercial projects. Nicole has undertaken consultancy projects for water supply authorities on behalf of the University of Adelaide including United Utilities, SA Water, Queensland Urban Utilities, BHP Billiton and East Gippsland Water.

Nicole's teaching experience includes being the Course Co-ordinator and primary lecturer for the subjects Engineering Modelling and Analysis 1A, Water Engineering and Design 2A and more recently the final year specialisation Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments.

Nicole is a Research Associate in the Intelligent Water Decisions group in the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide.

Major Projects have included:

Goyder Institute for Water Researcher’s Optimal Water Resource Mix (OWRM) for Greater Adelaide project

Nicole had a key role in the OWRM project task ‘Understanding and predicting household water use variability’. The aim of the project was to achieve reliable predictions of household water use at the end-use level (shower, washing machine, toilet, tap etc) through the investigation of the drivers of indoor water use and modelling of household demand. Nicole was responsible for supervision of data collection, detailed data analysis, determination of drivers, stochastic modelling and preparation of research reports. The analysis undertaken and the model developed allowed assessment of demand management scenarios and the changes in water use during and after the Millennium drought. The project also provided key insights into how water use, water appliances and water use behaviors varies between households.

Pipeline Conditional Assessment Technology (p-CAT)

Nicole collaborates with University of Adelaide Commercial partner Detection Services Pty Ltd on a regular basis as a Technical Consultant for the Signal Analysis Team for the Pipeline Conditional Assessment Technology (p-CAT). Nicole was involved in the development of the technology that allows simultaneous non-invasive diagnosis of pipeline condition over long distances along pipelines with minimal disruption of current services, thereby allowing decisions to be made regarding pipes which require rehabilitation. Clients for pipeline condition assessment include water authorities within Australia and New Zealand such as City West Water, South East Water, Yarra Valley Water, Sydney Water, Queensland Urban Utilities and WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff, Western Water, South Taranaki District Council and Gold Coast Water.

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2012 Technical Consultant (Pipeline Condition Assessment) University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2010 - 2012 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2001 - 2007 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
2001 - 2004 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (1st Class Honours)

Journals

Conference Papers

Report for External Bodies

Presentations

Year Citation
Lambert, M., Thyer, M., Arbon, N., & McDonald, D. (n.d.). Identifying Key Drivers of Household Water Use in South Australia: Practical Implications.
DOI

Courses Summary

Date Taught Developed  Coordinated Course Title Institution Course Level/ Code Link
2017 x   x Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments University of Adelaide C&ENVENG 4109/ C&ENVENG 7109 Course Outline
2010-12 x   x Water Engineering IIA University of Adelaide C&ENVENG 2071  
2010-12, 2017 x   x (2010-2012) Engineering Modelling and Analysis 1 University of Adelaide

C&ENVENG 1012/1012 BR

 
Position
Research Associate, WaterSystems
Phone
83130516
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North, floor 2
Room Number
2 31d
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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