Professor George Kuczera

Professor

School of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Kuczera is recognised as a world authority on the theory and application of Bayesian statistical methods in hydrology and water resources. His research addresses the fundamental problem in application of hydrology to water engineering, namely limited predictive ability arising from large errors in data and model errors arising from limited understanding of dynamics and complexity. His work has focused on developing methods that make the best use of limited information and quantifying uncertainty to inform the decision making process. In recent years he and his team have developed BATEA, Bayesian total error analysis, which provides a comprehensive treatment of all major sources of uncertainty affecting hydrologic prediction.

He has made significant contributions in the area of water resources systems analysis. In recent years his team has developed decision support systems for urban water resource planning that use multi-objective optimization to identify optimal trade-off portfolios of capital and operational options.  His work on integrated urban water management seeks to maximize community benefits by integrating water supply, storm water and waste water at small to large scales.

His early industry experience and subsequent close association have influenced his research program. A feature of his work has been a commitment to develop his work to the point at which it can be taken up by the higher end of the industry. Achievements of significant practical value include the following:

  • Development of WATHNET5, a generalized simulation and optimization model of urban water supply systems to assist in drought security planning: WATHNET5 introduces new optimization capabilities to the urban water sector and is presently used by several major urban water agencies.

  • Development of flood frequency guidelines and software: The publication, Australian Rainfall and Runoff, is the industry standard for flood estimation. Kuczera undertook a major revision of the flood frequency guidelines and produced supporting software which has been commercially released asTUFLOW FLIKE.

  • Kuczera and his team developed a stochastic rainfall modelling framework to assist flood risk design. It can produce 6-minute rainfall time series of arbitrary length at virtually any location with a daily rainfall record. The developed software DRIP has been released for industry use.

Research Expertise
Hydrologic Models: Identification, Calibration and Prediction ¿ Use of Bayesian statistical methods to describe parameter uncertainty and to characterise different sources of error. ¿ Understanding and quantifying the predictive accuracy of hydrologic models. Water Supply Management ¿ Multi-criteria optimization of water resource system infrastructure and operation ¿ Simulation of urban water cycle at different time and space scales. ¿ Drought security analysis Flood and Drought Risk Assessment ¿ Flood frequency analysis ¿ Stochastic rainfall modelling (point and space-time models) ¿ Stochastic streamflow modelling especially using hidden Markov approaches.

Teaching Expertise
Have developed and taught courses in: 1) Hydrology

2) Probability and statistics

3) Water engineering: theory and practice Have taught: 1) Computer programming

Administrative Expertise
1) Head of discipline of civil, surveying and environmental engineering

2) Program convenor (civil engineering, environmental engineering)

3) Various ad hoc University admin responsibilities including selection, promotion review, research committees



Qualifications

  • PhD, Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Engineering Science, University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • Bayesian
  • Civil Engineering

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 40
090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified 40
040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2012 -  Membership - Independent Water Advisory Panel NSW Government
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Technical review committee, Australian Rainfall and Runoff Engineers Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/06/2011 Technical leader - Decision Science Group eWater CRC
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Editorial Board - Hydrology Research Hydrrology Research
Australia
1/07/2004 - 1/06/2006 Chairman National committee on water engineering, Engineers Australia
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2008 Editorial Board - Journal of Hydrology Journal of Hydrology
Australia
1/01/1995 - 31/12/2013 Editorial Board - National committee on water engineering, Engineers Australia National committee on water engineering, Engineers Australia
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2000 Warren Medal
Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
1999 G.N Alexander Medal
Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)

Recognition

Year Award
2014 WEB of Science citation (April 2014 ) h-value 28 Ave citations/paper 24.4
Thomson Reuters
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 82
Total funding $10,285,495

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20171 grants / $150,000

Palaeoclimate informed stochastic rainfall and streamflow data for water supply agencies$150,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Tessa Vance
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701012
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20162 grants / $752,637

Remotely sensed forest water use in space and time$450,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Partick Lane, Dr Shane Haydon, Dr Arko Lucieer
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1501196
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Remotely sensed forest water use in space and time$302,637

Funding body: Melbourne Water

Funding body Melbourne Water
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Partick Lane, Dr Shane Haydon, Dr Arko Lucieer
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1501348
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20154 grants / $608,879

Optimal scheduling of urban bulk urban water systems under uncertainty$333,379

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Mr Golam Kibria
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1401371
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Spatiotemporal variation in forest water use across Melbourne's water catchments$145,000

Funding body: Melbourne Water

Funding body Melbourne Water
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Research Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500835
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Optimal scheduling of urban bulk urban water systems under uncertainty$120,000

Funding body: Sydney Catchment Authority

Funding body Sydney Catchment Authority
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Mr Golam Kibria
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1401435
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

A robust integrated streamflow forecasting framework for Australian water information and management agencies$10,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Mark Thyer, Narenda Tuteja, Daehyok Shin, Alan Seed, Julien Lerat, John Tibaldi, Martyn Clark, Andrew Wood
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1500622
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20142 grants / $113,000

Estimating climate change induced changes to rainfall and runoff in NSW – Stage 2$65,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Natalie Lockart, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400765
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Collaborative research program for modelling of hydrology and climate change impacts in the Macquarie marshes$48,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Patricia Saco, Professor Neil Saintilan, Dr Li Wen
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400786
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20125 grants / $577,415

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$327,415

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1101084
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$100,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100760
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

NARCliM (NSW and ACT Regional Climate Modelling) Project$80,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Patricia Saco
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200117
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$50,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Finance and Services

Funding body NSW Department of Finance and Services
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300846
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300845
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20115 grants / $1,230,915

The development of IWWS operating rules project$708,858

Funding body: Water Corporation WA

Funding body Water Corporation WA
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1100406
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Robust streamflow predictions by improving the identification of hydrological model structure $240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Mark Thyer, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Dr Ross Woods
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1000250
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Robust optimization of urban drought security for an uncertain climate$217,381

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Adaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100916
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Robust optimization of urban drought security for an uncertain climate$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Associate Professor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Adaptation Research Network Settlements and Infrastructure Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200664
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

New methods for mapping variation in forest water use in time and space$14,676

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100782
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20106 grants / $846,470

Adapting Bayesian Total Error Analysis (BATEA) to River Systems Modelling$200,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship

Funding body CSIRO - Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Dr Mark Thyer
Scheme Flagship Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000702
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

An integrated modelling approach for the efficient management of irrigated landscapes$185,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Dr Mark Thyer, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Dr Benny Selle, Dr Faith Githui, Dr Thabo Thayalakumaran
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0900126
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Supply of Bayesian Total Error Analysis (BATEA)$171,470

Funding body: Bureau of Meteorology

Funding body Bureau of Meteorology
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Doctor Mark Thyer
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000556
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

A new flood design methodology for a variable and changing climate$170,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Dr Martin Lambert, Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Mark Thyer, Dr Andrew Metcalfe
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000389
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

An integrated modelling approach for the efficient management of irrigated landscapes$100,000

Funding body: Department of Primary Industries (VIC)

Funding body Department of Primary Industries (VIC)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Dr Mark Thyer, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Dr Benny Selle, Dr Faith Githui, Dr Thabo Thayalakumaran
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0900196
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Improving flood forecasting via robust handling of data and model uncertainties in hydrologic predictions$20,000

Funding body: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Funding body Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Project Team Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski, Doctor Mark Thyer, Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Stewart Franks
Scheme International Science Linkages Programme - French Australian Science and Technology Programme (FAST)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0190512
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,914,710

E-Water Core projects for July 2008 to June 2012$1,914,710

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Mark Thyer, Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Conjoint Professor Dmitri Kavetski
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189275
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

20078 grants / $516,725

Efficient and Robust Prediction at Ungauged Catchments$180,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Mark Thyer, Associate Professor Stewart Franks
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0186316
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Multicriteria optimization of water resources planning and operating decisions$93,354

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187888
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

A stochastic space-time model of rainfall fields in large heterogeneous regions$85,649

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Mark Thyer
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187275
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Project J2 - New approaches to Modelling$53,679

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188169
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Regional-Scale Urban tools$39,413

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Mr Peter Coombes, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188223
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Urban water cycle models with network intellegence$35,661

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-up funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0187889
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

(61) Environmental Engineering Research Group$26,469

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Publication Performance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187972
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2nd International COnference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water resources and Environment, Guangzhou, China, 7/9/2007 - 13/9/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188210
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20066 grants / $919,798

Innovative WSUD intervention strategies to counter deteriorating infrastructure and environments, and evolving urban form$562,756

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Mark Thyer, Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Jose Rodriguez
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186203
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Total error framework for model calibration$321,739

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Mark Thyer
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186204
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

A New Algorithm to Improve the Estimation of Soil Moisture via Remote Sensing and Enhance Hydrological Prediction$19,226

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Mark Thyer, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186684
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Improving Predictions of Streamflow at Ungauged Catchments Using a New Paradigm in Catchment Model Calibration$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Doctor Mark Thyer
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186069
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

eWater Minor Projects (refs: 2.B.201, 2.B.202, 2.E.201, 2.E.202, 2.F.202)$4,062

Funding body: CRC for eWater

Funding body CRC for eWater
Project Team Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186206
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Hydrological Siences for Managing Water Resources in the Asian Developing World June 8-10, 2006$2,015

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186594
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $117,844

A Bayesian Hierarchical Approach for Simulating Multi-time Scale Hydrological Variability for Water Resource Planning$87,844

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Mark Thyer, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Martin Lambert, Dr Andrew Metcalfe, Dr Brendan Berghout
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0185051
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A Bayesian Hierarchical Approach for Simulating Multi-time Scale Hydrological Variability for Water Resource Planning$30,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Doctor Mark Thyer, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Martin Lambert, Dr Andrew Metcalfe
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185999
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20042 grants / $93,965

Stochastic Spatial Rainfall Model for Risk Assessment$92,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183778
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Cities As Catchments, 22-24 November 2004$1,465

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184901
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20038 grants / $428,500

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$335,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0182827
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$35,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Commerce

Funding body NSW Department of Commerce
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183256
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd

Funding body Analytical Reference Laboratories Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183254
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Great Lakes Council

Funding body Great Lakes Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183257
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$12,000

Funding body: Hastings Council

Funding body Hastings Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183259
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments. $12,000

Funding body: Greater Taree City Council

Funding body Greater Taree City Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0184497
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$9,000

Funding body: Midcoast County Council

Funding body Midcoast County Council
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0183258
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The characterisation of wastewater distribution patterns for the production of decision support systems for pathogenic risk analysis in water catchments$1,500

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Doctor Tim Roberts, Mrs G Calabria, Mr R Iyadurai, Mr S Wilson, Mr B Brooker, Mr D Pensini, Ms A Kaliska, Mr B Petersen, Mr G Carter, Emeritus Professor Ellak Von Nagy-Felsobuki, Mr P Santoro
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183251
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20028 grants / $919,617

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management$299,142

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0181151
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Modelling long-term hydrological persistence using hidden state Markov models$261,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Stewart Franks, Dr Andrew Metcalfe
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0181086
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$100,000

Funding body: Brisbane City Council

Funding body Brisbane City Council
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0182251
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$94,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0182249
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$94,000

Funding body: Gosford-Wyong Council`s Water Authority

Funding body Gosford-Wyong Council`s Water Authority
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0182250
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Optimal Source Control in Urban Water Cycle Management.$60,000

Funding body: Hunter Region Organisation of Councils

Funding body Hunter Region Organisation of Councils
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Conjoint Associate Professor Peter Coombes, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Brendan Berghout, Mr I Grimster
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0182252
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Elemental flow modelling in biofilms from urban rainwater storage tanks$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181365
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

27th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Institution of Engineers, Australia Melbourne, 21-23 May 2002$1,475

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181817
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20003 grants / $152,706

A new approach for calibration and identification of hydrologic models$149,747

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Stewart Franks
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0178560
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Hydro 2000, Perth 20-23 November 2000$1,655

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180409
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Water 99 Joint Congress consisting of 2nd International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research and 25th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium.$1,304

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179354
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19993 grants / $226,240

An improved rainfall simulation model for use in engineering analysis and risk assessment$152,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Dr Martin Lambert
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0177782
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Estimation of Extreme Rainfall Risks - Shared Grant with Monash University$63,240

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0178435
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Development of Realistic Parameter Inference in Environmental Models: The Role of Forcing Errors.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Associate Professor Stewart Franks
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178100
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19982 grants / $151,483

On-Site Management of Urban Stormwater$96,600

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Newcastle Environmental Achievement Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0177826
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Estimating Evapotranspiration For Use in Recharge Estimation$54,883

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Jetse Kalma, Dr Philip Binning, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Multi-Year Small Grant Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0177361
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19972 grants / $76,010

Improved drought risk assessment for urban water supply$73,610

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry (APAI)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0176462
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

5th Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Rabat Morocco, Africa, 23 April - 3 May 1997$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179496
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19962 grants / $58,000

RELATIVE WORTH OF ISOTOPIC AND CHLORIDE TRACER IN CATCHMENT MODEL IDENTIFICATION$53,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175277
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

1-D model of heat, water and salt transport in unsaturated solids$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Dr Philip Binning, Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175774
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19953 grants / $131,436

95APP. Estimation of 100-year flood levels in tidal areas.$81,072

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Brian Williams, Walter Field
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0174473
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Improving the Conceptual Basis of the Hill-slope Component of Rainfalls runoff computer Models to increase their range of applicability$46,364

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Brian Williams, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Philip Binning
Scheme Multi-Year Project Grant Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0174962
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Experimental validation of urban drainage models at the subcatchment scale$4,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174954
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19942 grants / $110,099

94,95GRANT. Use of Environmental Chloride and other data in the identification of conceptual Catchment Model Structure.$109,169

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0172938
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Int Hydrology & Water Resources Symp of the Inst of Engineers - Adelaide - 22-25 November 1994$930

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175080
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $65,000

Estimation of 100-year Flood Levels in Tidal Areas.$65,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Brian Williams, Walter Field
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173069
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19923 grants / $75,000

Estimation Of 100-year Flood Levels In Tidal Areas.$38,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173474
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Stochastic Economic Analysis of Headworks Augmentation Timing$27,000

Funding body: Urban Water Research Association

Funding body Urban Water Research Association
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173804
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Accuracy Of Catchment Model Estimates Of Regional Recharge$10,000

Funding body: Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation (DEFUNCT) See LWA

Funding body Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation (DEFUNCT) See LWA
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Research & Development Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173733
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19911 grants / $49,046

Accuracy Of Catchment Model Estimates Of Regional Recharge$49,046

Funding body: Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation (DEFUNCT) See LWA

Funding body Land & Water Resources Research & Development Corporation (DEFUNCT) See LWA
Project Team Professor George Kuczera
Scheme Research & Development Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173732
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed30
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.55
PhD0.5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Masters Robust Optimization of Urban Water Systems M Philosophy (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Assessing the Impact of East Coast Lows on Urban Water Security PhD (Environmental Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters Investigation of the Potential for Hydrogeomorphic Modelling Within the Linear Network Program Wathnet5 to Determine an Optimal Water Sharing Plan for the Macquarie Marshes Catchment M Philosophy (Enviro Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Understanding Anomalous Low Flows and Changes to Rainfall-Runoff Sequences During and Following the Millennium Drought M Philosophy (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD A Particle Filter for Efficient Recursive BATEA Analysis of Hydrological Models PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD A Robust and Efficient Optimization Algorithm for Hydrological Models PhD (Environmental Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Development and Evaluation of Stochastic Rainfall Models for Urban Drought Security Assessment PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Forensic Systems Analysis Linking Pipe Failures and Operating States in Water Distribution Systems PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Modelling of Integrated Urban Water Management Schemes from the Allotment to the Town Scale PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD A Screening Method for Rural Flash Flooding Risk Assessment PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Multi-objective Optimization of Urban Water Resource Systems PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Climate-Informed Stochastic Hydrological Modelling PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD A High-Resolution Hierarchical Model for Space-Time Rainfall PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Integrated Urban Water Management and the UrbanCycle Modelling Framework PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Prediction of Ungauged Basins - Uncertain Criteria Conditioning, Regionalization and Multimodel Methods PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Water Quality, Incidental Treatment Train Mechanisms and Health Risks Associated with Urban Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Australia PhD (Biological Sciences), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Regionalization of a stochastic rainfall model Water & Sanitary Engineering, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Nonhomogeneity in Eastern Australian Flood Frequency Data: Identification and Regionalisation PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Implementing Water Sensitive Urban Design: The Context of Changing Urban Stormwater Technologies in Australia PhD (Environmental Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Pacific and Indian Ocean Climate Variability - Implications for Water Resource Management in Eastern Australia PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Effect of demand uncertainty on the expected performance of urban headworks water supply systems Water & Sanitary Engineering, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2006 PhD Beyond Weights and Discount Rates: Integrated Evaluation Tools for Sustainability Planning PhD (Environmental Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2005 PhD Analysis of Input Data Uncertainty and Numerical Robustness in Conceptual Rainfall-Runoff Modelling PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Spatio-Temporal Hidden Markov Models for Incorporating Inter-Annual Variability in Rainfall PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Optimisation of Urban Water Supply Headworks Systems Using Probabilistic Search Methods and Parallel Computing PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2002 PhD Rainwater Tanks Revisited: New Opportunities for Urban Water Cycle Management PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2002 PhD Modelling Long-Term Persistence in Hydrological Time Series PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2002 PhD An improved engineering design flood estimation technique: Removing the need to estimate initial loss Water & Sanitary Engineering, University of Adelaide Co-Supervisor
2001 Masters Estimation of extreme rainfall exceedance probabilities: Nondimensional stochastic storm transposition Hydrology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2001 Masters Estimation of Extreme Rainfall Exceedance Probabilities: Nondimensional Stochastic Storm Transposition M Eng (Civil Surv & Env) [R], Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
1999 PhD Rainfall runoff model improvements incorporating a dynamic wave model and synthetic stream networks Hydrology, University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
1998 PhD A methodology for hypothesis testing in conceptual catchment modelling Hydrology, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
1998 Masters Subcatchment scale investigation of stormwater time-area runoff model Water & Sanitary Engineering, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
1997 PhD Network linear programming in pipe networks Water & Sanitary Engineering, University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Linkage Project funding success

July 24, 2015

Professor George Kuczera has been awarded more than $322,000 in ARC Linkage Project funding commencing in 2015 for his research project Optimal scheduling of urban bulk water systems under uncertainty.

Professor George Kuczera

Position

Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Environmental Engineering

Contact Details

Email george.kuczera@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6038
Fax (02) 4921 6991

Office

Room EA130
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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