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Dr Shirley Gato-Trinidad

Deputy Chair - Department of Civil and Construction Engineering; Senior Lecturer (Water Engineering); and Major Discipline Coordinator (Civil Engineering-Undergraduate)

Biography

Dr Shirley Gato-Trinidad is currently the Deputy Chair for the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering; a Senior Lecturer and a Major Discipline Coordinator for Civil  Engineering Undergraduate Course at Swinburne University of Technology. Shirley’s research interests are in water resources engineering and management; and urban water demand modeling. Prior to joining Swinburne University of Technology, Shirley have been employed by Melbourne Water, AWT (Australian Water Technology), the then Department of Natural Resources and Environment and HydroTechnology (formerly Rural Water Commission of Victoria). Shirley has more than 10 years working in the water industry, in different government and engineering consulting organisations in Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. 

Research interests

Sustainable Urban Water Systems; Water Resource Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Characterising Urban Demand through Panel Data Analysis: The progressive integration of alternative sources to existing water supply systems has generated the requirement to develop operational optimization models for multi-source water supply systems; examine & improve optimization methods; evaluate the potential applicability of novel optimization methods & further develop existing models to be able to handle large scale systems & uncertainties.

Establishing relationship between peaking factors and maximum demand

Integration of household rainwater tanks in urban water management: The current focus on rainwater tanks are on savings, reliability & effective sizing. However, some of these studies are conducted hypothetically or based on limited available data. While previous researches show that water savings can be achieved, the effects on peaking factors for water supply system design & on peak flow rates & overland flows for flood mitigation have not been much studied

Operational optimization of Multiple source water supply systems using improved genetic alogrithm models: The progressive integration of alternative sources to existing water supply systems has generated the requirement to develop operational optimization models for multi-source water supply systems; examine & improve optimization methods; evaluate the potential applicability of novel optimization methods & further develop existing models to be able to handle large scale systems & uncertainties.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Water Resources Engineering - 090509
  • Surfacewater Hydrology - 040608
  • Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified - 090599

Teaching areas

Sustainable Urban Water Systems;Water Resource Engineering

Publications

Also published as: Gato-Trinidad, Shirley; Gato-Trinidad, S.; Gato, Shirley
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Australian Rainwater Tank Design for Households/Schools in the Philippines *; DFAT Australia-ASEAN

* Chief Investigator


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