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Dr Anne Ng

PhD (VicMelb), Grad Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SUT); BEng(Civ)(Hons) (VicMelb)

Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering & Science

Dr Anne Ng is a Senior Lecturer in Water Engineering and has over 10 years of academic experience at various universities across Melbourne. Dr Ng’s main research interest is Water Resources management, including management of Green Infrastructure and Urban Water Demand forecasting.  She has published over 40 referred journal and conferences papers.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Barua, S., Muttil, N., Ng, A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2013), Rainfall trend and its implications for water resource management within the Yarra River catchment, Australia, Hydrological Processes, Vol 27, No.12, pp 1727-1738.

Barua, S., Ng, A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2012), Artificial Neural Network Based Drought Forecasting using a Nonlinear Aggregated Drought Index, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (Ranked A in ERA 2010, Impact Factor:1.024

Barua, S., Muttil, N., Ng, A.W.M and Perera, B. J. C. (2012) Rainfall Trend and its Implications for Water Resource Management within the Yarra River Catchment, Australia. Hydrological Processes Hydrological Processes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.9311 (Ranked A in ERA 2010, Impact Factor: 2.488)

Barua, S., Ng, A.W.M and Perera, B. J. C. (2011) Comparative Evaluation of Drought Indices: A Case Study on the Yarra  River Catchment in Australia, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 137, No. 2, 2011, pp. 215-226 (Ranked A in ERA 2010, Impact Factor: 1.171)

Ng, A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2003) Selection of Genetic Algorithm Operators for Water Quality Model Calibration, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier, Vol 16 (5-6) pp 529-541.

Refereed chapters

Tran, Huu Dung and Ng, A.W.M. (2010) Classifying structural condition of deteriorating stormwater pipes using support vector machine. In: Pipelines 2010 : Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability--Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest. ASCE, Reston, Virginia US, pp. 857-866. ISBN 9780784411384

Ng, A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2005) Review of River Quality Modelling Software Tools, The Encyclopaedia of Water, John Wiley & Sons (invited paper), 325-331.

Ng, A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2005) Calibration of River Water Quality Models, The Encyclopaedia of Water, John Wiley & Sons (invited paper), 331-337.

Ng. A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2001) Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of River Water Quality Model Parameters, Water Resources Management, Eds. Brebbia, C., Anagnostopoulos, P., Katsifarakis, K., Cheng, A. WIT Press, 175-184.

Perera, B.J.C. and Ng. A.W.M. (2001) River Water Quality Modelling – Parameter Uncertainty, Sensitivity and Estimation. Water Pollution 2001, Ed. Brebbia, C. WIT Press. 187-196 (invited paper).

Conference presentations

Jayasooriya, V.M., Ng, A.W.M. (2013) Green Infrastructure Modelling software tools for stormwater management, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1–6 December 2013, pp3155-3161.

Barua, S., Ng, A.W.M., Muthukumaran, S., Huang, F. Roberts, P., Perera, B.J.C. (2013) “Modelling non-residential urban water use in Schools in Melbourne, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1–6 December 2013, pp3141-3147.

Das, S., Ng, A.W.M., Perera, B.J.C (2013) “Development of a SWAT model in the Yarra River Catchment, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1–6 December 2013, pp 2457-2463.

Barua, S., Ng, A.W.M., Muthukumaran, S.,Perera, B.J.C., Roberts, P. and Athuraliya, A. (2012) Modeling non Modeling non-residential urban water use: case study on high water use schools in Melbourne, Australia, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2012, Sydney, Australia. CD.

Das, S.K., Ng. A.W.M. and Perera, B.J.C. (2011), Assessment of Nutrient and Sediment Loads in the Yarra River Catchment. Proceedings of MODSIM2011 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth, Australia, 12-16 December 2011 (CD).

More publications

See a full list of Dr Ng's publications in VU's research repository.

Teaching responsibilities

Postgraduate research students

Completions: Principal Supervisor to 2 PhD students completion

Current supervision: Principal supervisor 4 PhD students and 1 Master by Research student

Research grants

External funding grants from City West Water in 2014

Prof. Chris Perera, Dr Shobha Muthukumaran, Dr Anne Ng and Prof. Stephen Gray, Stormwater into third pipe (2013), City West Water - $50,000

Internal funding grants from Victoria University in 2012

Dr Anne Ng, Dr Shobha Muthukumaran, Yarra Valley Water, Estimation of water end use breakdown in the educational sectors (2012), Faculty of Health Engineering and Science Collaborative Research Grant Scheme - $14, 661

Dr Anne Ng, Exploration of Economic Benefits in Green Infrastructure practices (2012) Faculty of Health Engineering and Science Collaborative Research Grant Scheme - $14,661

Professional memberships

  • Engineerings of Australia

Areas of expertise

  • Parameter optimisation
  • River water quality modelling
  • Stormwater Management
  • Water resources
Dr Anne Ng

Contact details

+61 3 9919 5507