Hutt River at low flow running between trees

How to predict peak summer demand using an artificial neural net (ANN).

Quentin Griffiths

February 5, 2019

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The recent hot spell in New Zealand and Australia put a lot of water supply systems under pressure. Knowing what the demand will be for the current day and for the next 7 days allows for proactive management of supplies, water restrictions and consents. Learn how to predict summer demand.


Here’s a demand prediction for the Wellington region in New Zealand. The prediction was made on the 30th January 2019 for the 7-day period of 30th January to the 5th February. Actual production data up to the 4th of February shows the prediction accuracy. The daily prediction error, even out to 6 days, was less than 5%.

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