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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

Eric Singleton Constructed Wetland: Monitoring and assessment for optimal stormwater treatment performance

Context This report presents findings from monitoring and assessment of the performance of the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary (ESBS) in Perth, Western Australia. The ESBS is situated on the banks of the Swan River, and tidal flows and high estuarine…
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  • Date Published: 18th 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

Collaborative planning for the Fishermans Bend Urban Redevelopment

Insight Integrated water management requires partnerships that support collaboration, align cultures and build consensus. Sometimes, a catalyst is needed, such as creating a forum for sharing ideas, backed by enduring partnerships to bring these ideas to fruition.
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  • Date Published: 11th 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

Water Sensitive Cities Scenario Tool – TARGET Module

Summary The WSC Scenario Tool is an online planning-support tool that enables users to simulate urban development and the performance of green and blue infrastructure interventions. TARGET is an integral component that can produce a time series of air temperatures…
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  • Date Published: 21st 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

Designing for a cool city – Guidelines for passively irrigated landscapes

An introduction to passively irrigated landscapes Designing for a cool city is focused on increasing soil moisture and healthy vegetation to help reduce urban heat through evapotranspiration and shade. The diversion of stormwater into vegetated systems can improve the health…
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  • Date Published: 7th 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

Principles for engaging communities in water sensitive city transitions

Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to provide practical guidance on engaging communities in local water sensitive city transitions. It presents key principles for policymakers and practitioners, especially local and state government, water utilities and catchment management authorities.…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Apr 2020
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