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Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Perth – Implementation Plan 2019-2021

Introduction This Implementation Plan has been developed by the Perth Water Sensitive Transition Network with assistance from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). It outlines the actions and ideas the Water Sensitive Transition Network believe are important…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Estimating the economic benefits of Urban Heat Island mitigation – Economic Analysis

Introduction This report documents the application of a benefit estimation methodology for the estimation of economic values produced by urban heat island (UHI) mitigation in a new suburban development through urban greening and integrated water management (IWM). It presents the…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Estimating the economic benefits of Urban Heat Island mitigation – Biophysical Aspects

Introduction This report documents the work undertaken by E2DESIGN and Monash University in assessing the impact of different policy settings on the biophysical environment, including urban warmth, of a de-identified case study suburban landscape in Melbourne[1].  The partner report produced…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Assessment of nonmarket benefits of WSUD in a residential development: Belle View case study

Abstract This report describes the application of benefit transfer methods for a specific site, Belle View Estate, in Western Australia. Belle View Estate is a proposed 44 ha residential development located in Bellevue, 16.5 km north-east of Perth. The land…
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  • Date Published: 12th Aug 2019

Assessment of options to improve amenity and performance of the Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin

The Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin (RBCB) was developed together with surrounding public open space within the Roselea Residential Estate, situated in the City of Stirling, Western Australia. The RBCB is susceptible to algal blooms (Potamogeton cripsus), particularly in the summer…
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  • Date Published: 9th Jul 2019

Benchmarking, Envisioning and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Greater Sydney: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Sydney, encompassing the Greater Sydney region. This forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research…
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  • Date Published: 12th Dec 2018

Benchmarking, Envisioning and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Townsville: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Townsville. This process forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research project (IRP1), which aims…
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  • Date Published: 12th Dec 2018

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

Benchmarking, Envisioning and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Bendigo: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for Bendigo as part of its Integrated Research Project 1: Visions and Transition Strategies. The project aims to develop…
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  • Date Published: 25th Sep 2018

Integrated multi-functional urban water systems: key findings from project C4.1

Abstract This report presents the research outcomes from  Project C4.1. It is divided into four distinct sections, namely, green treatment technologies (which provides performance data from laboratory studies together with practical recommendations on the design, operation and maintenance of these…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2018

Arden Macaulay in Transition: Four adaptive design concepts for drainage and flood management

This report outlines four innovative approaches to drainage and flood management in the Arden Macaulay precinct of Melbourne. These transformative concepts, which have been generated from the Arden Macaulay Design Investigation, investigate how underlying landscapes could inform development scenarios and…
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  • Date Published: 31st Oct 2017

Norman Creek Catchment: Dwelling on Floodscapes

One of a suite of projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, and  Perth, the Norman Creek Project aims to apply a water ‘lens’ to redeveloping the Norman Creek Catchment, a rapidly densifying area with water management issues in close proximity to the…
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  • Date Published: 25th Jun 2018

Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive city-regions Proof of concept for an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Water-Energy-Carbon Research Group and Griffith University’s Urban Research Program further developed and used the concept of urban metabolism to evaluate the water resource management at city-region and meso-urban scales. Urban metabolism is a concept…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Stakeholder Needs Assessment Report

The Integrated Research Project 2: Comprehensive Economic Evaluation Framework (IRP2) is working on developing an economic evaluation framework to identify and quantify economic, environmental and community values of investments in water sensitive practices and systems. The ultimate output of the…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Review of non-market values of water sensitive systems and practices: An update

Urbanization is happening at a rapid rate across the world. Current urban areas cover less than 5% of the terrestrial surface. However, if the current trend in population growth continues, it has been predicted that by 2030 urban areas will…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Review of existing Benefit: Cost Analysis (BCA) tools relevant to water-sensitive cities

Existing literature and relevant stakeholders have been consulted to understand what tools are already being used (and by whom) and the extent of their use in decision-making processes. Existing tools for benefit-cost analysis have been reviewed to determine their suitability…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Benchmarking, Envisioning, and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Adelaide: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Adelaide, encompassing the Greater Adelaide region. This forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research…
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  • Date Published: 6th Dec 2017

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
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