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Community perceptions of the implementation and adoption of WSUD for stormwater systems

Abstract Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Economics, Policies and Community Perceptions covers all aspects on the implementation of sustainable storm water systems for urban and suburban areas whether they are labeled as WSUD, Low Impact…
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  • Date Published: 18th Nov 2018

The Role of Community Champions in Long-Term Sustainable Urban Water Planning

Abstract Community engagement and stewardship are important elements in urban water planning if we are to achieve the vision of water sensitive cities. The aim of this study was to explore how community members could participate in collaborative water planning…
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  • Date Published: 8th Mar 2019

Factors controlling dissimilatory nitrate reduction processes in constructed stormwater urban wetlands

Abstract Water treatment wetlands are increasingly being used to reduce pollutant loads including nitrogen (N) in urban runoff. Processes such as denitrification (DNF) and anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox), which remove N, and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA), which recycles…
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  • Date Published: 18th Jan 2019

Short-term changes in thermal perception associated with heatwave conditions in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract Variations in human thermal perception have been described on timescales from minutes to seasons. However, the effect of weather-related thermal extremes on inter-daily changes to outdoor thermal perception has not been well characterised. This study used human thermal comfort…
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  • Date Published: 26th May 2018

Optimization of Pumping Costs and Harvested Volume for a Stormwater Harvesting System

Abstract A harvested stormwater and managed aquifer recharge system has been analyzed through both simulation sensitivity analysis and optimization to reduce operational pumping costs and increase the volume of water harvested. The simulation sensitivity analysis explored increasing the size of…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2018

Communicating about sustainable urban water management: community and professional perspectives on water-related terminology

Abstract As approaches to water management begin to encompass broader social and environmental goals, new technical terms have entered the field of water management. Effective communication across professional disciplines, and with community stakeholders, is essential for sustainable urban water management.…
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  • Date Published: 13th Jun 2018

Understanding social preferences for land use in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones

Abstract This study explores community preferences regarding alternative land uses in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones in Western Australia. The study uses the choice experiment method, and is the first study to apply this method to the context of wastewater…
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  • Date Published: 22nd Jun 2018

Flexible adaptation planning for water sensitive cities

Abstract Cities have started adapting to uncertain climate drivers such as temperature and sea level rise, and some cities are also transitioning towards concepts such as Water Sensitivity. In adaptation planning, flexibility is considered as an important characteristic to respond…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2018

Rebuild by Design in Hoboken: A Design Competition as a Means for Achieving Flood Resilience of Urban Areas through the Implementation of Green Infrastructure

Abstract The Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition was launched after the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, and the winning designs have put a significant emphasis on green infrastructure (GI) as a means of achieving flood resilience in urban areas. Previous…
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  • Date Published: 25th Apr 2018

Nitrogen Removal in Greywater Living Walls: Insights into the Governing Mechanisms

Abstract Nitrogen is a pollutant of great concern when present in excess in surface waters. Living wall biofiltration systems that employ ornamentals and climbing plants are an emerging green technology that has recently demonstrated significant potential to reduce nitrogen concentrations…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Apr 2018

Sensing-Based Leak Quantification Techniques in Water Distribution Systems

Chapter Highlights  Methods for discovering the size and location of leaks in Water Distribution Systems are reviewed. Machine learning algorithms classify leaks based on observed flows and pressures. Optimization algorithms find the best placement for sensors to capture leak signatures.…

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  • Date Published: 11th Apr 2018

Adaptation Tipping Points of a Wetland under a Drying Climate

Abstract Wetlands experience considerable alteration to their hydrology, which typically contributes to a decline in their overall ecological integrity. Wetland management strategies aim to repair wetland hydrology and attenuate wetland loss that is associated with climate change. However, decision makers…
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  • Date Published: 24th Feb 2018

Preparing for disruptions: A diagnostic strategic planning intervention for sustainable development

Abstract Despite the emphasis on sustainable development in some of the contemporary planning and policy rhetoric, we face an implementation deficit in practice. The impediments to the widespread adoption and successful implementation of sustainable infrastructure in cities' critical sectors—such as…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jan 2017

A methodology to enable exploratory thinking in strategic planning

Abstract It is widely accepted that the traditional predict-then-act approach to long-term planning for delivery of public services, such as energy, water or transportation, cannot withstand uncertainties and complexities associated with issues such as population growth, changing demands and climate…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2016

Strategic planning of urban infrastructure for environmental sustainability: Understanding the past to intervene for the future

Abstract Urban infrastructure systems have long lifespans and influence the state of the environment for extended periods of time. Processes of strategic planning for urban infrastructure are thus instrumental to materializing environmental sustainability visions. Continued investments in infrastructure with adverse…
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  • Date Published: 16th May 2015

Context specific adaptation grammars for climate adaptation in urban areas

Abstract In the context of climate adaptation planning there are relationships between adaptation drivers and adaptation measures, which makes the selection and implementation of the adaptation measures a challenging task. This challenge may be addressed by: structuring the adaptation problem…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2018

Mediating the science-policy interface: Insights from the urban water sector in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract This paper empirically examines through a single case study three theoretical models of science-policy interactions identified in the literature: science-push, policy-pull and co-production. Although the literature is clear that reliance on orderly linear models of knowledge transfer from science…
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  • Date Published: 10th Feb 2018

Simulating flood risk under non-stationary climate and urban development conditions – Experimental setup for multiple hazards and a variety of scenarios

Abstract A framework for assessing economic flood damage for a large number of climate and urban development scenarios with limited computational effort is presented. Response surfaces are applied to characterize flood damage based on physical variables describing climate-driven hazards and…
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  • Date Published: 28th Feb 2018

A Legal Obligation to Restore Wetlands by Environmental Water Allocations

Abstract Wetlands worldwide require significant restoration, especially through environmental water allocations. This article examines the Ramsar Convention (Ramsar) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ascertain whether they require an obligation to restore wetlands by such means. While both…

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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2017
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