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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

Water Utilities of the Future: Australia’s experience in starting the transition

Urban areas facing 21 st century water management challenges need 21 st century water utilities—utilities of the future. And around the world, water utilities are addressing liveability challenges, by transitioning to become these utilities of the future that: manage urban…
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  • Date Published: 21st Mar 2018

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

Overview of Tranche 1 and IRP2 – Comprehensive Economic Evaluation Framework (2017 – 2019)

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) has been undertaking research into the economics of supporting a water sensitive city in both tranche 1, under Program A  (  Project A1.1,   Project A1.2   and   Project A1.3) and tranche 2, under   IRP2.   CRCWSC research…
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  • Date Published: 19th Mar 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

Water Sensitive Outcomes for infill developments (IRP4)

The presentation delivered by IRP4 Project Leaders – Assoc. Prof. Steven Kenway and Dr. Marguerite Renouf from the University of Queensland and Prof. Nigel Bertram from Monash University – on the 8th March 2018 in WA introduced the IRP4 project.…
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  • Date Published: 19th Mar 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

Understanding urban water performance at the city-region scale using an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Abstract Water sensitive interventions are being promoted to reduce the adverse impacts of urban development on natural water cycles. However it is currently difficult to know the best strategy for their implementation because current and desired urban water performance is…
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  • Date Published: 8th Feb 2018

Valuing Environmental Services Provided by Local Stormwater Management

Abstract Decentralized stormwater management systems deliver a number of environmental services that go beyond the reduction of flood risk, which has been the focus of conventional stormwater systems. Not all of these services may be equally valued by the public,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2016

The most cost-effective ways to maintain public open space with less water

Reduced irrigation water available for public open space (POS) due to groundwater depletion is an emerging problem in many urban areas. Local governments in Perth face mounting pressure to maintain high quality POS while being driven to use less groundwater…
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  • Date Published: 27th Feb 2018

CRCWSC Stakeholder Annual Report 2016/17

FY1617 was another very successful year for the CRCWSC. Starting our second tranche of work (T2), we ramped up adoption activities. We also established mechanisms for turning T2 plans into action, gearing up for a possible third tranche (T3) after…
  • Date Published: 22nd Feb 2018

Review of non-market values of water sensitive systems and practices

The adoption of water sensitive systems and practices can provide tangible benefits that are easily quantifiable, such as additional water supply, and intangible benefits that are difficult to quantify, such as amenity value. As a result, intangible benefits are often…
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  • Date Published: 12th Feb 2018

Influence of pressure main pumping frequency on sulfide formation rates in sanitary sewers

Abstract Reductions to hydraulic flows in sewer networks resulting from water conservation and re-use strategies will change the operational behaviours of our existing sewer infrastructure. For intermittently flowing pressure mains, changes to the duration and frequency of pumping events effect…
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  • Date Published: 19th Jan 2018

A Behavioural Rebound Effect: Results from a laboratory experiment

Abstract Significant attention has been paid to leveraging behavioural motivators (non-price interventions) to increase energy conservation (Allcott and Mullainathan, 2010). Technological change that improves energy efficiency is also important (The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, 2014). While both…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2017
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