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Trees for a cool city: Guidelines for optimised tree placement

Trees for a cool city   provides guidelines on placing street trees for the largest cooling benefits for human thermal comfort. It explains where to place trees within street design and orientation, and emphasises the use of urban water management to…
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  • Date Published: 15th Nov 2017

Education programs to foster water sensitive leaders

The integrated approach behind successful water sensitive city outcomes requires organisations to foster new types of skills in future water leaders. The attached resource describes research on what and how water professionals want to learn, including insights from interviews with…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

The climatic benefits of green infrastructure

Research shows that vegetation, especially trees, can  effectively mitigate urban heat. To achieve human health  and comfort benefits, it is particularly important to reduce  temperatures during heat waves. The attached Industry Note summarises CRC for Water Sensitive Cities research on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

Design of the public realm to enhance thermal comfort

Improving thermal comfort in the public realm lifts the amenity of these areas and provides  specific human health benefits. The attached Industry Note summarises research on how  to: • identify thermal comfort investment priorities; and • design thermally comfortable outdoor…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

Riparian Design Guidelines to Inform the Ecological Repair of Urban Waterways

Riparian zones, the strips of land that run adjacent to streams and rivers, support an array of ecological processes important for healthy, well-functioning waterways. There is a strong incentive to manage and protect riparian zones because repairing a relatively small…
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  • Date Published: 20th Oct 2017

Fact Sheet: IRP2 — Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Integrated Research Project 2's Stakeholder Engagement Strategy  is designed to  maximise opportunities for key end users to use the project’s  tools, information, and lessons. The full Stakeholder Engagement Strategy can be accessed here, but the attached Fact Sheet summaries its…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 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

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

Emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus from various sources into urban waterways cause algal  blooms and generally degrade delicate aquatic ecosystems. Perth’s Canning River is a prime example,  and yet protecting it from these emissions has been a policy challenge for…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Overview: IRP1 — Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies

There is a growing international interest by governments,  organisations, and communities in the liveability,  sustainability, productivity, and resilience of cities. While  there is typically broad agreement about such aspirations, decision-makers face the challenge of  determining how to most effectively shape…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2017

Overview: IRP2 — Comprehensive economic evaluation framework

Integrated Research Project 2 (IRP2) aims to create an evaluation framework to quantify economic, environmental, and community values of water-related investments. The attached flyer provides an overview of how IRP2 is developing an evaluation framework for developing business cases and informing decision-making on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2017

Changing household water consumption practices after drought in three Australian cities

Abstract One of the major challenges of moving toward more sustainable and water sensitive futures is to change people's everyday water consumption habits. The experience of the Millennium drought in Australia (1996–2010) and water restrictions introduced during that time intervened…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2017

Nutrient Removal

For full recovery of all resources from domestic wastewater, it is essential to limit destructive processes. There is a strong interest in novel, and more sustainable solutions that allow for resource recovery (e.g. energy, N, P) from domestic wastewater while…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2017

Ideas for Vic. Planning Controls

This "Ideas for Vic Planning Controls" document outlines a potential approach to improve stormwater management in Victoria, centred around changes to planning controls. It compiles feedback and ideas generated by stakeholders during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the CRCWSC…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 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
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