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Changing water habits after drought: Why garden watering was easier to change than showering

Summary Past experience has shown that communities can change habits and reduce water use during times of crisis but a critical question is whether these habits persist after the crisis and why? Social practice theory can be used to answer…
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  • Date Published: 24th Jan 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

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): Benchmarking Water Sensitive Cities

Supportive social and institutional frameworks are a key part of facilitating the transformation towards increased water sensitivity. Three complementary qualitative benchmarking tools have been developed to assist urban water policy makers and strategists identify current water management practice and future…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): How can social norms be leveraged to promote water sensitive cities?

What innovative, non-price approaches are available to manage water demand? How can current conservation programs be modified to better promote water savings, particularly amongst high-use households? Is there a way to harness people’s pre-existing beliefs and motivations in order to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): Water and the Australian city: lessons from history

Most Australians live in suburban, single-family, detached houses. This historical and continuing housing preference means that providing water and sewerage services are expensive. Australians have traditionally been profligate with water, but have always shown remarkable willingness to adapt water usage…
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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

Enhancing the economic evaluation of WSUD

Enhancing the economic evaluation of WSUD A new research synthesis report adds to the CRCWCS’s growing portfolio of practical ideas for implementing water sensitive urban design (WSUD). Enhancing the economic evaluation of WSUDcollates much of the CRCWSC’s economics research on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2016

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): The real problem of hypothetical bias in the valuation of stormwater management projects

Stated preference methods provide an important means of assigning monetary values to non-market goods and services but they suffer from a significant problem: hypothetical bias. That is, people’s tendency to overstate their willingness to pay in hypothetical scenarios. However, a…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): Allowed use and security: Community preferences for new water supply sources

When considering which new water supply sources to invest in it is helpful to understand what matters to the community. For example, is the public concerned about water sources that depend on the weather or unfamiliar technologies? Is there support…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016
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