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Water Sensitive Cities modelling toolkit

This project builds on the Water Sensitive Cities Modelling Toolkit developed in the project “Integration and demonstration through  urban design” (Project D1.1). The Toolkit is a modelling tool that enables the multiple benefits of a water sensitive urban design project to…
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  • Date Published: 5th Jun 2017

A guide for monitoring the performance of WSUD elements in areas with high groundwater

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach for the planning and design of urban environments that is sensitive to water sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection. The approach integrates the urban water cycle (including potable water, wastewater, and stormwater) into…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2017

Framework for the optimization of operation and design of systems with different alternative water sources

Abstract Water security has become an increasing concern for many water system managers due to climate change and increased population. In order to improve the security of supply, alternative sources such as harvested stormwater, recycled wastewater and desalination are becoming…
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  • Date Published: 12th Apr 2017

Sensor placement strategy for locating leaks using lean graphs

Abstract Undetected leaks in water distribution networks are a significant economic and environmental problem worldwide. Small leaks are hard to detect yet they contribute significantly to water losses. We propose a method to detect small leaks using a leak signature,…
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  • Date Published: 21st Apr 2017

Green walls for greywater reuse: Understanding the role of media on pollutant removal

Abstract Green walls offer multiple benefits to urban environments, but they are major water consumers and not optimal for use in dry climates. If green walls were engineered to treat greywater, they could become cost-effective and more widespread. However, it…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 2017

Pesticide occurrence and spatio-temporal variability in urban run-off across Australia

Abstract Stormwater is a major driving factor of aquatic ecosystem degradation as well as one of the largest untapped urban freshwater resources. We present results from a long-term, multi-catchment study of urban stormwater pesticides across Australia that addresses this dichotomous…
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  • Date Published: 15th May 2017

Water in the city: Green open spaces, land use planning and flood management – An Australian case study

Abstract With increasing worldwide recognition of the influence of urban development on the hydrological functions of water, there is growing pressure for urban planning to play a greater role in water resources management. Planning for green open spaces in particular…
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  • Date Published: 20th Apr 2017

The interaction of risk allocation and governance arrangements in innovative urban stormwater and recycling projects

Abstract Successful innovation requires clarity around the identification and allocation of risk and the responsibilities of stakeholders in its management. The quest for water security in large cities has led to consideration of alternative water sources, which may involve new…
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  • Date Published: 21st Apr 2017

The Impact-Likelihood Matrix: A policy tool for behaviour prioritisation

Abstract The proliferation of applied behaviour change science over the past decade has provided new ways of thinking about policy making. Policy makers now have a range of frameworks and methods to assist in formulating change for social and environmental…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Apr 2017

Valuing the benefits of local stormwater management

Introduction How much is the community willing to pay for additional improvements of local stormwater management? Which benefits are valued the most? Are these preferences reflected in current public policy? A recent study has found that the community places a very high…
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

The impact of short-term weather variations on the valuation of local stormwater management projects

Introduction Do recent weather conditions affect the community’s willingness to pay for the benefits associated with local stormwater management projects? For example, is the public willing to pay more for flood protection following a period of heavy rain? Does it…
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

Developing T-shaped water professionals: reflections on a framework for building capacity for innovation through collaboration, learning and leadership

Abstract In developed and development contexts, change is an increasingly central theme for water professionals. Growing populations, rapid urbanization and increasing demands for water, food and energy, are set against a backdrop of changing rainfall patterns and emerging trade-offs between…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2013

Development of an integrated software tool for strategic planning and conceptual design of water sensitive cities

Abstract The management and use of water in urban environments to provide resilience to climate change is an increasingly critical challenge for cities and towns in Australia, and globally. Current trends of growing urban populations and increased urban densities heighten…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2012

Alternative Water Sources Pumping Optimisation Tool for the Orange Water Supply System

Abstract These slides were presented on Thursday 23rd of June 2016 to Orange City Council (NSW) and Geolyse to transfer the software tool developed for the optimisation of pumping operations in water distribution systems that use alternative water sources. This…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Jun 2016

Discovering water use activities for smart metering

Abstract Smart water meter systems are large scale wireless sensor networks: water meters installed in thousands of house-holds, collect hourly measurements that are reported over a wireless network to a central database. This paper introduces a new method for activity…
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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2013

Designing sensor networks for leak detection in water pipeline systems

Abstract Undetected leaks in water distribution networks are a significant problem both economically and environmentally. Across Australia 12% of water is estimated to be lost through leaks and the annual cost to water utilities worldwide is US$14 billion. A sensor…
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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2015
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