Water Aid

Project Info

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Team Members


4 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description


INTRODUCTION
There are four members making up KTKT who are Kylie, Thanh, Karthik and Tin. The project the group produces for the GovHack2019 competition.

PROBLEM
The problem the team wishes to tackle is water resource management in Australia. A central theme connecting them, with data across several states which is expressed by or related to the following challenges:

Maintaining consistent fresh water supply is crucial to cope with the burden exerted by growing human population. Furthermore, even though 2/3 of the Earth surface is water and 95% of which is seawater, unsuitable for most human daily consumption. Climate change in recent years has also altered water life cycle across the world, causing frequent abnormal natural disasters linked to water, depleting water reserves and flooding habitats.

Therefore, to have a sustainable water resources for humanity, there is a strong need to not only manage water resources more effectively but also innovate current processes. If we could tap into seawater for fresh water supply for instance, more water would be available for human consumption and activities. On the other hand, water waste management is vital to maintain the continuity of water cycle while contributing to a cleaner environment for living. For lasting and meaningful success, intensive and extensive support from the wider community, not just the government, is needed. The whole population should have access to sufficient and correct information on this topic before being able to contribute properly to this endeavor. Better customer experience with government services would invite collaboration with water management initiatives across Australia.

VISION
Using open-source data, KTKT aims to provide an educational tool in the form of web interface for everyone, including people with disabilities, to understand more about our relationship with water then manage the resources effectively with innovation and audience involvement.


Data Story


Before finalising our topic of focus, water resource management, we consolidated all the challenges, followed by the division into different categories by utilising mind map technique. Those with the relevance to at least 5 challenges were selected and went further through a process of elimination. Gradual enlargement of the scope helped us to single out the central theme with the most reach, which is water resource management. The runner up candidate was public infrastructure.
Relevant datasets and sources are the next targets. They are assessed further in terms of data quality and assigned to related challenges. The following step was to pre-process acquired data prior to analysis. Qualified foundation data must also fulfill the requirements set by chosen challenges while additional data were picked based on compatibility with starting data. Visualisation is produced from mentioned competent data to supplement understanding and make it easier to gain insights while being useful for demonstration in the solutionโ€™s platform.

The solution for the challenges was shortlisted depending on its ability to fulfil the requirements which in this case was an educational website on water catered for everyone with relevant features and functions.


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Ballarat garbage collection statistics

Description of Use Used for building "Creating a clean city" challenge in infographics session. These data provide us with an idea of how much amount of waste is been generated in such a small city with 100,000 people as population and why garbage collection is a huge process over there.

Data Set

Ballarat garbage collection statistics

Description of Use Used for building "Creating a clean city" challenge in infographics session. These data provide us with an idea of how much amount of waste is been generated in such a small city with 100,000 people as population and why garbage collection is a huge process over there.

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Melbourne monthly rainfall data

Description of Use Since our team focus is on water, the Melbourne monthly rainfall data is very useful for the analysis of how the trends in water have changed over the years. Here Melbourne regional office has collected data for the past 160 years in month wise. This makes very useful for the analysis and the trend line showed there will be changes in rainfall in upcoming years. Probably it would reduce, these are derived using Tableau.

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Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland - 2012

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland - 2010

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland - 2009

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimise energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water emissions from industrial facilities in QLD in past

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Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland - 2013

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland - 2011

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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2016 SoE Built environment Water consumption in manufacturing, by state and territory, 2008-09 to 2014-15

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimise energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water comsumption for the past 10 years

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2016 SoE Built environment Water consumption in selected other industries by state and territory 2008-09 to 2014-15

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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NSW Dams Site Details

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimise energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. We visualize the location of NSW dams on the website to educate students about the water resources.

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NSW Meteorology sites

Description of Use this data set is used for Improving the customer experience of government services challange. We visualize the location of NSW Meteorology sites on the website to educate students about the water resources.

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Environmental Awareness & Action

Description of Use Used to get an insight into the possible approaches that may boost the level of involvement in the environmental cause event. The knowledge is used as an enabler for solution website's future water-related campaigns. The high percentage of environmentally concerned people mirrors the findings of Encycle data.

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Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2015

Description of Use Used to find the population % of people with disabilities for males and females in Australia. A significant % would dictate the need for inclusivity, which is applied on solution website to serve a wider audience.

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Encycle Data

Description of Use This data is used for Plastic Free July challenge. It is used to confirm the level of support for environmental concern despite low participation rate, which aligns with Environmental Awareness & Action data.

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Natural Resource Maps - Northern Territory Water Management Areas

Description of Use Used to show water management areas in solution website interactive water map alongside reserves and storages of NSW and VIC.

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Students with a disability by school year and region

Description of Use Since we are interested in focusing on educating disability students we picked with the dataset and shared our views on how disability is been ignored from this competitive world.

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Historical water storage level in Melbourne

Description of Use This dataset is used to showcase how much water was available in Melbourne for a period of 75 years and also a trend line generated which shows a decreasing level. Since our analysis is based on water, this dataset gives us a special interest in how the storage process took place in Melbourne to fulfil a large number of people present in the city. The trend has been derived using Tableau and its very useful to relate with the rainfall data

Data Set

Ballarat garbage collection statistics

Description of Use Used for building "Creating a clean city" challenge in infographics session. These data provide us with an idea of how much amount of waste is been generated in such a small city with 1,00,000 people as population and why garbage collection is a huge process over there.

Data Set

Ballarat garbage collection statistics

Description of Use Used for building "Creating a clean city" challenge in infographics session. These data provide us with an idea of how much amount of waste is been generated in such a small city with 1,00,000 people as population and why garbage collection is a huge process over there.

Data Set

Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland - 2014

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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Emissions and waste transfers from industrial facilities in Queensland 2015

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water consumption for the past 10 years.

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SoE2017: Annual rainfall

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimize energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of rainfall in Australia - one of water resources - in the past

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2016 SoE Built environment Water consumption per Australian household, by state and territory, 2008-09 to 2014-15

Description of Use This data set is used for 5 challenges: Optimise energy and water resource planning, Waterwise, Water - From source to tap, Innovative ways to be efficient with water, Improving the customer experience of government services challange. It is used to analyze the trend of water comsumption for the past 10 years

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Challenges

Waterwise

How can we protect and preserve our water resources?

Go to Challenge | 22 teams have entered this challenge.

๐ŸŒŸ Improving the customer experience of government services

How can government data be used to improve the experience of citizens interacting with government?

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.

๐ŸŒŸ Telling Stories with Open Data

In recent years, data story telling has emerged as a powerful and engaging form of communication. Using any data that you can find on data.vic tell us an interesting story in the form of a feature article or video report.

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge.

๐ŸŒŸ How can we make education inclusive for students with disabilities?

Various disabilities can prove to be a barrier to learning and functioning in education. In order to provide an inclusive environment, institutions and educators need to learn how to help remove those barriers; and students need to feel that they can be involved in the process.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge.

Water โ€“ 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.

๐ŸŒŸ Creating a clean city

Our residents and businesses produce, consume, and dispose of waste every day. Many residents are unaware of what happens to their waste once it enters a bin or simply don't care. How might we use data to empower and educate our community about their waste?

Go to Challenge | 12 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.

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Optimise energy and water resource planning

Go to Challenge | 32 teams have entered this challenge.

๐ŸŒŸ Communicating Water issues to regularly new residents in Alice Springs

Educating new residents to Alice Springs about current and historical community water initiatives.

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.

Increased participation in Plastic Free July

People are increasingly aware of the problems with plastics and want to โ€˜do their bitโ€™ but how do we increase engagement in Plastic Free July? Using data and IT-based solutions, how can we increase both geographical update and reach a wider demographic (particularly more men)?

Go to Challenge | 18 teams have entered this challenge.