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Benchmarking, Envisioning, and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Adelaide: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Adelaide, encompassing the Greater Adelaide region. This forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research…
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  • Date Published: 6th Dec 2017

A metabolism perspective on alternative urban water servicing options using water mass balance

Abstract Urban areas will need to pursue new water servicing options to ensure local supply security. Decisions about how best to employ them are not straightforward due to multiple considerations and the potential for problem shifting among them. We hypothesise…
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  • Date Published: 25th Oct 2016

A Water Sensitive Cities Index to support transitions to more liveable, sustainable, resilient and productive cities

Abstract There is growing emphasis globally on the importance of water system services in enhancing a city’s liveability, sustainability, resilience and productivity. However, achieving these outcomes, particularly against the backdrop of climate change and rapid urbanisation, requires significant realignment of…
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  • Date Published: 26th Jun 2016

Water sensitive cities benchmarking and assessment: Mooney Valley City Council

Through the planning and delivery of a water sensitive cities conceptual framework, urban areas such as Moonee Valley, can exploit the synergies between local water management and urban greening while creating resilient and liveable neighbourhoods. This is achieved by strengthening…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2016

CRCWSC Evaluation and Learning Framework

Summary Evaluation is regarded as a critical component of all good program management. Appropriately staged evaluations present an opportunity for embedding    reflexivity and adaptation mechanisms into large-scale, complex, long-term research-industry collaborations. Considering the time-lag associated with   achieving full-scale research…
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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2016

Modelling cities and water infrastructure dynamics

Abstract Urban water systems are under increasing pressure due to the impact of climate change, population growth and urbanisation. In order to make our urban water systems more adaptable to these challenges new water management strategies must be developed. During…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2013

Factors that affect the hydraulic performance of raingardens: Implications for design and maintenance.

Abstract Raingardens are becoming an increasingly popular technology for urban stormwater treatment, however, their hydraulic performance is known to reduce due to clogging from deposition of fine-grained sediments on the surface. This impacts on their capacity to treat urban runoff. It…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2013

Ecologically relevant geomorphic attributes of streams are impaired by even low levels of watershed effective imperviousness

Abstract Urbanization almost inevitably results in changes to stream morphology. Understanding the mechanisms for such impacts is a prerequisite to minimizing stream degradation and achieving restoration goals. However, investigations of urban-induced changes to stream morphology typically use indicators of watershed…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2014

Hydrologic shortcomings of conventional urban stormwater management and opportunities for reform.

Abstract Conventional approaches to stormwater management for environmental protection fail because they do not address all of the changes to the flow regime caused by conventional stormwater drainage. In this paper, we contrasted the hydrologic effects of two conventional approaches…
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  • Date Published: 15th Apr 2012

The performance of rainwater tanks for stormwater retention and water supply at the household scale: an empirical study

Abstract Urban stormwater run-off degrades the ecological condition of streams. The use of rainwater tanks to supplement water supply can reduce the frequency and volume of urban stormwater run-off that is otherwise conveyed directly to streams via conventional stormwater drainage…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jan 2014

A landscape measure of urban stormwater runoff effects is a better predictor of stream condition than a suite of hydrologic factors.

Abstract Restoration and protection of urban stream ecosystems require knowledge of the primary causes of their degradation. Conventional stormwater drainage has been identified as a primary source of stress to streams, but it remains unclear if the proximal stressor to…
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  • Date Published: 30th May 2014
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