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David Ebbs

David Ebbs

PhD Candidate

School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Supervisors: Assoc Prof Peter Dahlhaus, Dr Harpreet Singh Kandra and Dr Andrew Barton

David commenced his PhD with CeRDI in 2015 after more than 25 years working predominantly in the manufacturing sector. His research is on alternative water supplies and investigating a triple bottom line analysis of alternative methods for using stormwater to supplement a city's water supply. He has completed a Chemical Engineering honours degree and a Master of Business Administration. David works as a Researcher at CeRDI and a Lecturer at Federation University Australia in water drainage infrastructure and wastewater treatment.

Call: 03 5327 9669
Email: d.ebbs@federation.edu.au


Impact of using stormwater to supply a city
Impact of using stormwater to supply a city

As populations increase communities become more urbanised, water use increases and it becomes more difficult for traditional water supplies to meet demand. Urbanisation also has environmental impacts on downstream waterways.

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Qualifications
  • 2004: Masters of Business Administration, Deakin University
  • 1987: Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours), The University of Melbourne
Professional experience
  • 2016-present: Researcher, Federation University Australia
  • 2015-present: Sessional Lecturer - Engineering, Federation University Australia
  • 2003-2015: Principal, ebbs - Engineering Better Business Solutions
  • 2005-2014: Owner and Business Manager, Grigsby's Foundry
  • 1999-2003: Operations Manager, Eureka Tiles
  • 1994-1999: Engineering Manager, Laminex Industries
  • 1988-1994: Process Engineer, Kemcor Australia
  • Journal papers

    Ebbs, D., Liubinas, A., Barton, A., Dahlhaus, P., & Kandra, H. (in press). A different perspective on understanding the barriers of IUWM adoption: The strategic assessment triangle. Australasian Journal of Water Resources.

    Ebbs, D., Dahlhaus, P., Barton, A., & Kandra, H. (in press). The complexity of streamflow downstream of an urban centre. Urban Water Journal.

    Ebbs, D., Dahlhaus, P., Barton, A., & Kandra, H. (2018). An unexpected decrease in urban water demand: Making discoveries possible by taking a long-term view. Water Policy, 20(3), 617-630. doi: 10.2166/wp.2018.096

    Ebbs, D., Dahlhaus, P., & Kandra, H. (2017). Ballarat's messy path to a water sensitive city: A long term investigation of water management in a city. Water e-Journal, 2(4), 1-10. doi: 10.21139/wej.2017.037

  • Refereed Conference Papers

    Ebbs D., Dahlhaus P., Barton A. & Kandra H. (2018). Exploring a flow regime and its historical changes downstream of an urbanised catchment, WSUD 2018 and Hydropolis 2018, 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Perth, Western Australia Feb 12th - 15th, 2018.

    Ebbs D., Dahlhaus P., Barton A. & Kandra H. (2018). Losing Stormwater, 60 years of urbanisation and no increase in flow, WSUD 2018 and Hydropolis 2018, 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design, Perth, Western Australia Feb 12th - 15th, 2018.

  • Conferences Presentations

    Ebbs D., Dahlhaus P., Barton A. & Kandra H. (2018). Do you want a drink? Stormwater or sewage? Federation University HDR Conference, Federation University Australia, Mt. Helen.

    Ebbs D., Dahlhaus P., Barton A. & Kandra H. (2017). A city sustained by stormwater, Federation University HDR Conference, Federation University Australia, Mt. Helen.

    Ebbs D. (2016). A city sustained by stormwater, 3MT, Federation University Australia Three Minute Thesis competition, Mt. Helen.

    Ebbs D. (2016). Ballarat water use: Drivers of change and impacts of urbanisation, Central Highlands Water Forum, December 7th, 2016, Ballarat, Australia.

    Ebbs D., Dahlhaus P., Barton A. & Kandra H. (2016). Impact of urbanisation on groundwater and the downstream river: A Ballarat case study. Water and Communities, 38th Australian Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium Melbourne, Australia Dec 3rd - 6th, 2018.

  • Industry Reports

    Ebbs D. & Barton A. (2017). Flowrate Testing for the 'Flexiflume' Irrigation Nozzle, A report for C.E. Bartlett’s Pty. Ltd., August 2017, Ballarat, Australia.

    Ebbs D. & Barton A. (2017). Flowrate Testing for the 'Flexiflume' Irrigation Nozzle - Phase 2, A report for C.E. Bartlett's Pty. Ltd., September 2017, Ballarat, Australia.

    Ebbs D. (2017). Melbourne Sewerage Strategy: Facilitating sustainable resource use, Work Package 6. December, 2017.

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