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Uncertainty Quantification Crucial in National Water Agreement

The National Water Agreement is an important step and will be one of the great achievements in Australian water management in the last decade.

Among other suggestions, DARE Director Willem Vervoort highlights the need for uncertainty quantification to aid in understanding the limitations of simulation models and data.

DARE Launches Plans for Multidisciplinary Research Hub

Continuing the DARE Centre’s legacy, the DARE Research Hub will develop novel Data Science to support industry in solving complex environmental challenges.

We aim to empower industry partners to understand, quantify and contextualise uncertainty using data science, driving evidence-based decisions to safeguard Australia’s natural resources.

World Water Day: Equitable and Sustainable Water Management

On World Water Day, DARE Director Prof Willem Vervoort highlights that it continues to be a priority to improve how we measure water resources and to improve model predictions across our large catchments, otherwise we will continue in failing to deliver equitable water management.

“Having a clear picture of the available resources is key to resilience and preparedness for the future.”

DARE Thriving in Uncertainty and Quantifying Change in Natural Resources

The annual DARE Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our impactful research addressing environmental challenges using sophisticated data science methodologies.

This year’s program covered a diverse range of topics from deep-sea biota identification and ecological forecasting, to symbolic data analysis, causal discovery, and spatial-temporal quantile regression.

DARE’s Annual Symposium – 8 February

You’re invited to the DARE Symposium showcasing work from our multidisciplinary, world-class data scientists!

Join us in welcoming keynote speaker, Professor Scott Sisson, a globally recognised expert in computational and Bayesian statistics. Explore the impactful initiatives DARE researchers, who are leveraging sophisticated data science methodologies to confront Australia’s critical biodiversity, mineral sector, and water security challenges.

Equitable Water Sharing: DARE Response to Murray-Darling Basin Deal

The announced agreement between the government and the Greens to increase water buy backs and provide specific funding for access of First Nations to the water market is an important step to achieve further equitable outcomes of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

However, achieving equitable water sharing also means addressing the declines in employment and income opportunities related to water buybacks and from shifting water from productive agriculture to the environment.

Opportunity for Honours or Masters Student: Flood Forecasting

This collaboration between DARE and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) aims to develop a data-driven methodology to identify the different types of flooding associated to historical disasters.

Additionally, this collaboration aims to identify and associate different causal interactions of historical floods with the different hazards and processes involved.

Field Trip for Llara Landscape Rehydration Project

Earlier this month, DARE PhD candidates, Arpit and Rajitha, spent a few days in the field at Narrabri with Prof Willem Vervoort.

As part of the Landscape Rehydration Project in Llara, the team enjoyed the hands-on experience, collecting biomass data and capturing drone images for biomass mapping.

The project team aim to strengthen the knowledge around landscape rehydration and resilience with their research at the farm.

DARE Celebrates Talent for National Science Week

National Science Week aims to celebrate talents and achievements across science, innovation, mathematics, engineering and technology, as well as demonstrate the relevance of these fields to our daily lives, the wellbeing of society and the environmentally sustainable growth of our economy.

We embraced this opportunity to celebrate the incredible talents and achievements of the DARE cohort and how they are using Data Science to improve the informed decision-making needed for the management of Australian resources and the environment.

Data Science, Hydrological Modelling and More: MODSIM 2023

The DARE team had a busy week at the 25th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2023) with 11 presentations, two posters and of course, networking with other modelling experts!

Three DARE PhD candidates presented their work, the team delivered a session on the opportunities and challenges of integrating machine learning and physics-based models in hydrology and our Research Engineers presented striking posters.

DARE Featured at Statistical Society of Australia NSW Event

Our team were delighted to be a part of the Statistical Society of Australia’s (SSA) NSW Branch event in June: Quantifying the known unknowns!

DARE Deputy Director, Professor Lucy Marshall, and PhD candidate, Yiyi Ma, discussed the interaction between statistics and machine learning, aiming to address the lack of interpretability in machine learning.

New Research Project with WaterNSW: Streamflow Trends

The DARE team are excited to begin a new project in collaboration with WaterNSW, which aims to help more accurately calculate the surface water losses experienced in mining impacted catchments in the Metropolitan Special Areas.

Sophisticated data science capability guided by industry and domain experts gives DARE and WaterNSW the best opportunity to cut through the uncertainty and come up with rigorous conclusions.