CRCWSC Technical/Milestone Report

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Getting the message right: The use of frames, community-friendly terminology and visuals

An important aspect of effectively engaging communities in a water sensitive future is to communicate messages using easy to understand terminology, appealing visuals and suitable message framing. The findings from Project A2.3 indicate that messages need to be tailored to…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Arden Macaulay framed through water: Design investigation, Stage 1

One of a suite of projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, and  Perth, the Arden Macaulay Project aims to apply a water ‘lens’ to redeveloping Arden Macaulay, an old industrial brownfield site rezoned to enable high-density  housing and other mixed uses, and…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 2017

Microbial quality of untreated stormwater in Australian catchments: human health perspectives

Summary Reusing stormwater runoff can improve water security by reducing demand for ground water and potable water supplies. Whilst the number of stormwater harvesting schemes in Australia is increasing, the full potential of stormwater as an alternate water source is…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Policy Framework for Water Sensitive Urban Design in 5 Australian Cities

Overview Since the term Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) was first coined in Australia over twenty years ago, it has been promoted through the National Water Initiative and policy initiatives at the State level. Despite substantial work towards policy outcomes,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Mechanisms for unpacking socio-institutional pathways for change: a research compendium from A4.1

This report brings together a rich body of work from across three key sub-projects of Program A, Project A4.1: institutional capacity, community receptivity, and co-design innovation. It outlines how the insights generated from the key research projects can assist with:…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

Cost-effective Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in an Urban River Catchment

Emissions of nutrients from non-point sources such as gardens, agriculture, public open space, sports fields and septic tanks pose an ongoing threat to the ecological health of Western Australia’s Swan Canning Estuary, a system with high recreational and ecological value…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

A guide for monitoring the performance of WSUD elements in areas with high groundwater

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach for the planning and design of urban environments that is sensitive to water sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection. The approach integrates the urban water cycle (including potable water, wastewater, and stormwater) into…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2017

Characterisation of chemical hazards in stormwater

Summary The current report summarises the findings of a two phase investigation into the presence of chemicals in Australian stormwater (urban runoff). The data was produced within project C1.2 Cities as Water Supply Catchments – Risk and Health: Understanding Stormwater…
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  • Date Published: 10th Apr 2017

Toward effective change in urban water policy: the role of collaborative governance and cross-scale integration

Introduction This report investigates collaboration and integration of governance across scales and organisations, themes that were identified in previous research on innovation adoption processes in the A3.1 Sub-project, Better governance for complex decision-making. The premise of the research is that…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2016

Guide to promoting water sensitive behaviours

Why change behaviour? Communities have a strong role to play in the transition to water sensitive cities. There are many behaviours that communities can adopt –in the home, or in their communities – that can facilitate the diverse water sensitive…
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  • Date Published: 1st Mar 2017

Performance assessment of Wharf St Constructed Wetland 2009-2014

Abstract This report summarises the results of a performance assessment of the Wharf Street Constructed Wetland (WSCW). WSCW is an artificial wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain of Western Australia with an area of about 1 hectare. It was constructed…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2015

Flood damage assessment – Literature review and recommended procedure

Introduction The assessment of flood risk is an essential tool in evaluating the potential consequences of a flood. The analysis of the risk can be applied as part of the flood plain management, but can also be used in a cost-benefit…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Mar 2017

Flexibility in adaptation planning – Guidelines for when, where and how to embed and value flexibility for urban flood resilience

Preface This guideline provides the ingredients for embedding and valuing flexibility in adaptive planning. In contemporary adaptation planning in the urban flood risk management sector, the valuation of flexibility is about determining the expected net present value of the adaptation…
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  • Date Published: 14th Mar 2017

Performance of two urban stormwater biofilters in an area with seasonally high groundwater

Abstract Biofilters are used in urban areas throughout the world to attenuate storm flows and stormwater nutrient loads. Many urban developments on the Swan Coastal Plain in Western Australia experience a seasonally high water table; when the water table intercepts…
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  • Date Published: 27th Feb 2017

The capitalized value of rainwater tanks in the property market of Perth

Executive Summary In response to frequent water shortages, governments in Australia have encouraged home owners to install rainwater tanks, often by provision of partial funding for their installation. A simple investment analysis suggests that the net private benefits of rainwater…
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  • Date Published: 6th Jan 2017

Nonmarket valuation of water sensitive cities: current knowledge and issues

Abstract This paper presents a systematic review of the application of the economic evaluation methods that are relevant to Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). WSUD involves integrating the urban water cycle into urban design to improve water supply and environmental…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities: Guidance for enhancing flood resilience in the context of an Australian water sensitive city

Introduction Although integrated water management (IWM) has been aspired to by many for decades, the popularity of trying to manage water as a cycle has grown rapidly since the early 1990s, despite there being no substantive examples of the delivery…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Legal duties for restoration of waterways and wetlands: a Western Australian analysis and case study

Introduction In Australia, waterways and wetlands are mostly public resources, their beds and banks and flow of water vested in the Crown in the rights of the States.  Private rights in respect of water resources are regulated by public authorities…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Community knowledge about water: Who has better water-related knowledge and is this important?

Integrated water management involves integrating investment, policy, and technological solutions to pursue water security and waterway protection. Many water management approaches promote engaging with the community – not only for targeting household water demand or individual behaviours, but as a…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2015
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