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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 adoption…
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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

The application of a web-geographic information system for improving urban water cycle modelling

Abstract Research in urban water management has experienced a transition from traditional model applications to modelling water cycles as an integrated part of urban areas. This includes the interlinking of models of many research areas (e.g. urban development, socio-economy, urban…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2014

Exploring critical pathways for urban water management to identify robust strategies under deep uncertainties

Abstract Long-term projections for key drivers needed in urban water infrastructure planning such as climate change, population growth, and socio-economic changes are deeply uncertain. Traditional planning approaches heavily rely on these projections, which, if a projection stays unfulfilled, can lead…
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Water Sensitive Cities Index

What is the Water Sensitive Cities Index? Moving towards integrated urban water management is a challenge faced by cities around the globe.  While some cities are still grappling with the delivery of essential services like water and sanitation, others are…

Towards a water sensitive Elwood: a community vision and transition pathways

This report presents the outcomes of a local-scale participatory process conducted in Elwood, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, to develop a community-driven future vision for their suburb and pathways for advancing towards it. The process centred on the concept of…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2015

Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive cities

This report compiles and summarises the research activities leading up to the first milestone for the urban metabolism component of Project B1.2. The output is an urban water metabolism evaluation framework (UMEF4Water), which helps conceptualise urban water management more holistically and…
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  • Date Published: 29th Feb 2016

Modelling transitions in urban drainage management

Abstract Over the last decades, many new decentralised technologies have emerged that integrate stormwater management into urban design. However, the implementation not only requires a technical overhaul of the conventional system but also makes it necessary to question the existing…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2012
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