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Water and liveability – beyond the obvious

Abstract How can water make cities more liveable? This study takes the first step in answering this question by reviewing non-academic literature to identify liveability attributes associated with water. In particular, we investigate how the concepts of (1) liveable, smart…
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  • Date Published: 20th May 2020

Framework, Procedure, and Tools for Comprehensive Evaluation of Sustainable Stormwater Management: A Review

Abstract To better evaluate and enhance the performance and benefit of sustainable stormwater management (SSWM) in developing countries, this study proposes a comprehensive evaluation framework based on thorough literature review. This framework re-classifies evaluation goals and indicators into four aspects—stormwater…
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  • Date Published: 18th May 2020

INFFEWS Benefit: Cost Analysis Tool: User Guide

Introduction The INFFEWS BCA Tool for conducting Benefit: Cost Analysis (BCA) consists of a set of guidelines and spreadsheets. This User Guide for the BCA Tool spreadsheet provides step-by-step support for completing a BCA using the spreadsheet tool. To assess…
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  • Date Published: 5th May 2020

INFFEWS Benefit: Cost Analysis Tool: Guidelines

Introduction These guidelines provide advice on the INFFEWS Benefit: Cost Analysis (BCA) Tool for projects related to urban water and green infrastructure. They are not a comprehensive guide to BCA. For that, we recommend several text books and practical guidelines…
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  • Date Published: 5th May 2020

Benefit: Cost Analysis and Strategic Decision Making for Water-Sensitive Cities

Introduction Benefit: Cost Analysis (BCA) is widely used to support decision making about investments in projects or policies, and to underpin business cases for investment (Brent 2006; Hanley and Barbier 2009). There have been countless applications of BCA, to projects…
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  • Date Published: 5th May 2020

Quantifying Intangible Benefits of Water Sensitive Urban Systems and Practices

Abstract The positive impacts of water sensitive urban investments on the environment, community well-being, and lifestyles are widely recognised, but the process of formally quantifying these intangible benefits remains an underdeveloped research area. The monetary value of intangible benefits can…
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  • Date Published: 27th Apr 2020

An interdisciplinary and catchment approach to enhancing urban flood resilience: a Melbourne case

Abstract This paper presents a novel interdisciplinary and catchment-based approach for exploring urban flood resilience. Our research identified and developed a diverse set of adaptation measures for Elwood, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, that is vulnerable to pluvial and coastal…
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  • Date Published: 15th Apr 2020

The Influence of Statutory Land Use Planning on Water Sensitive Design Practices

Abstract Regulation, including statutory land use planning law, is seen as an important way to encourage the adoption of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices. Despite this, there has been little empirical investigation of how statutory land use planning influences…
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  • Date Published: 15th Apr 2020

Enabling water sensitive urban development: planning and governance opportunities for Perth

Summary This report documents the outcomes of the final stage of the Brabham Action Learning Partnership, a research initiative of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and key Western Australian government and industry partners (see the companion report,  Brabham Action…
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  • Date Published: 7th Apr 2020

Brabham Action Learning Partnership: Case report

Summary This report documents the outcomes of the first two stages of the Brabham Action Learning Partnership, a research initiative of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and key Western Australian government and industry partners. After describing the case objectives…
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  • Date Published: 7th Apr 2020

Urban water metabolism information for planning water sensitive city-regions

Abstract Climate change and growing populations will stretch water resources in many city-regions globally, and urbanisation will continue to degrade water quality and upset natural hydrological flows. These pressures call for alternative urban water management approaches with improved connection with…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2020

A behavioral rebound effect

Abstract Pro-environmental behaviors are an important avenue for mitigating environmental impacts. Technological improvements are also a vital tool for reducing environmental damage from consumption. However, their benefits are partially offset by the direct rebound effect, whereby a consumer rationally responds…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2020

Stakeholder annual report FY1819

FY1819 was another remarkable year for the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. Working together we’re delivering what we promised and more. High quality, award-winning research, industry-directed adoption activities and collaborative on-ground works that put water sensitive principles into practice locally…
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  • Date Published: 19th Dec 2019

Integrated Research Project 5 Stage 1 Report

Executive Summary The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities’ Integrated Research Project 5 (IRP5, Knowledge-based water sensitive city solutions for groundwater impacted developments) aims to better understand the impact of urban development in groundwater impacted environments. Project outputs will include guidelines…
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  • Date Published: 28th Oct 2019

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
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