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The impact of urbanisation and stormwater management practices on water balances and nutrient pathways in areas of high groundwater: a review of recent literature

The need to understand the impact of urbanisation and changing land use on water and solute mass balances in the groundwater underlying urban areas has been increasingly recognised over the past 25 years. Groundwater resources are now included, for example,…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

New report tackles groundwater issues for new WA community

What happens when a new development site in an aspiring water sensitive city faces significant water management and urban design challenges? The development manager (PEET) and the land owner (the WA Department of Communities) calls in the CRCWSC to work…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

Victorian Government endorses stormwater committee recommendations

The Victorian Ministers for Water and Planning recently endorsed the recommendations of the Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee, chaired by our Strategic Director Engagement, Chris Chesterfield. The recommendations, outlined in the Committee’s final report on 4 September, are aimed at…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Developing a strategic mindset about influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably. The research community needs to seize such opportunities  (termed  'policy windows') when they do…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

How can scientists have greater influence in policy making?

Policy making is an extremely complex area of politics that brings together many different considerations, contexts, institutions and personalities.   Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision-making (Project A3.3) of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities unpacked some of this…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

Join the masterclass series on integrated place-based planning

What Clearwater Masterclass Series When 8–29 November 2018 Where William Angliss Institute, 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne Early bird registration   closes Monday 29 October 2018 Register now Every Thursday during November, Clearwater and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute will be…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Oct 2018

Water Sensitive Cities protect a World Heritage area

We were recently invited to help apply water sensitive urban design principles in ‘protect mode’ to safeguard the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, one of Australia’s most iconic ecological landmarks. The Blue Mountains City Council used the principles to…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Oct 2018

Case studies by location

Case studies by location Back to case studies International New South Wales Queensland South Australia Western Australia Victoria International Forest Park Ecological Wetland - China View case study Transformation of a parklands area to a multi-functional landscape in Kunshan, China.…

CRCWSC plays major role in the World Water Congress

Our CEO Professor Tony Wong and Chief Research Officer Professor Jurg Keller led a large CRCWSC delegation at the International Water Association’s World Water Congress and Exhibition in Tokyo from 16–19 September. Water sensitive city research and application were well…
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  • Date Published: 10th Oct 2018

The CRCWSC team is growing

We’ve recently welcomed some new faces to the CRCWSC. We’re grateful for the great mix of highly qualified and dedicated people we have on our team. Malcolm Eadie recently moved his family from Queensland to Melbourne to take up his…
  • Date Published: 10th Oct 2018

National Research Adoption Tour

Join us for an information session where local practitioners in collaboration with the CRCWSC will demonstrate how tools developed by the CRCWSC have been applied to projects to support transitions to water sensitive cities and how they can be used…
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Josh’s House

Josh’s House is an innovative housing-scale sustainable design and construction project based in Hilton WA, led by environmental scientist and national media personality Dr Josh Byrne in conjunction with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Consisting of…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018