Forecasting for integrated demands and carbon impacts of a precinct in the ETWW (energy, transport, waste and water) domains will allow for the assessment of policy scenarios for low carbon futures.
This CRC for Low Carbon living project has investigated gaps, synergies, alternative approaches and required research directions to achieve its goals. The aim is to seek the development of integrated tools for demand forecasting and scenario evaluation covering ETWW with identified commonalities in data requirements and model formulation. As a result of facilitated national workshops to date, researchers, project partners and industry interests have explored initial project issues, and established an approach for integrated ETWW demand forecasting and model specification, development and integration.
The following report presents the outcomes of a fifth workshop associated with this project, held at Flinders University's Tonsley Campus on Thursday 20th August 2015. Workshop 5 has provided key researchers and interested partied the opportunity to present updates of recent research progress and current research status and discuss issues related to data specification, collection and use across domains, forecast application including the development of a foundation model and scenario application and future directions for the research. This report presents the key outcomes of the workshop, summarising discussions during workshop sessions with conclusions and a synthesis of these outcomes presented for the next stages of the research progress.