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Mr Michael Di Matteo


Michael Di Matteo is a PhD student under the supervision of Professors Graeme Dandy and Holger Maier at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environmental) (Hons) in 2009 from the University of Adelaide as part of a Double Degree with a Bachelor of Laws.

Michael is investigating decision support tools for the optimisation of sustainable urban water distribution systems (WDS), taking into account social, environmental and economic benefits. His research focuses on systems incorporating stormwater recycling and Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), and will use the Salisbury City Council region as a case study, building on the work of other Goyder Institute projects. He is developing multi-objective Genetic and Ant Colony Optimisation Algorithms linked with hydrologic/WDS simulation packages as part of the decision support tools.

Michael has undergraduate experience at several levels of industry, including contracting, engineering consulting and government. His Honours year group project exploring the sustainability of southern-Adelaide’s water supply was nominated for the Hodgson Medal for final year projects by the SA Branch of the Australian Water Association.

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