My Environment

Project Info

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Team Members


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Project Description


Our project is a website/app that provides home owners with information on flood risks, fire ratings, water efficiency and solar energy potential for their specific area. The aim of the site is to engage Queensland communities with their surrounding environment through the use of spatial data.


Data Story


We chose QLD spatial and hydrological data to create the My Environment website as it gave us the required information to determine and rate the environmental factors needed when purchasing a home. Excel was used to filter and search for errors and ArcCatalogue was used to determine the quality and relevance of each dataset. ArcGIS and R studio were then used to analyse the data to produce the environmental ratings for each location. Finally, the data were displayed on a user friendly platform (the website) to allow users to quickly engage with their environment.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Australian Rainfall and Runoff - Regional Flood Frequency Estimation Model

Description of Use Used to model the Gumbel distribution and AEP (annual exceedance probability) of the recorded flood discharges within a given region for the home owners

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Queensland Government Water Monitoring Portal

Description of Use Used in Rstudio to create a flood analysis of the area. Data contains the mean, min and max discharges over the period of 1971 to 2019

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World Imagery

Description of Use Basemap

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Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Australia derived from LiDAR 5 Metre Grid MapServer

Description of Use Used to calculate potential flooding, with respect to distance from watercourse and elevation

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Broad vegetation groups - pre-clearing and 2017 remnant - Queensland series

Description of Use Prominent Vegetation in area

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Ordered drainage 100K - Queensland - by area of interest

Description of Use Used to calculate flood potential, with respect to distance from watercourse and elevation

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Challenges

Environment and Science Data

How might we use environment and science data to better engage with the community?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge.

Spatial Information

How might Queenslanders find out more about where they live?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge.

Waterwise

How can we protect and preserve our water resources?

Go to Challenge | 22 teams have entered this challenge.

Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

What will Australia in 2050 look like?

Go to Challenge | 38 teams have entered this challenge.

Innovative ways to be efficient with water

Innovative ideas about water efficiency. Climate change means that we will have more unpredictable weather. Some of Australia is in drought and some areas have plenty of water. That changes each year. Water efficiency was a focus around the millennium drought. We want new, innovative and untapped ideas on ways to be efficient with water use. These ideas could include how we use water, how we can save water, how we waste water, how everyone can make a difference in using water wisely, water rules and ideas on saving water for the future.

Go to Challenge | 26 teams have entered this challenge.

Water – From source to tap.

Ideas to engage upper primary and lower secondary school students (with advantages for community learning) in learning about the water cycle (source to tap). We want them to understand where water comes from (sources), the different types of water (drinking, recycled, classes of water), how and why it is treated (health), how we move it (infrastructure) and how we use it (drinking, cooking, commercially, fires, toilets, sanitation, washing, in the home). The ideas should highlight why water is so important for our survival. Ideas should be fun, interactive and educational. The engagement should be relevant to the Australian School Curriculum, adaptable to water organisations and schools around Australia and sustainable.

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge.

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Go to Challenge | 32 teams have entered this challenge.