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Policy Framework for Water Sensitive Urban Design in 5 Australian Cities

Overview Since the term Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) was first coined in Australia over twenty years ago, it has been promoted through the National Water Initiative and policy initiatives at the State level. Despite substantial work towards policy outcomes,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Setting stream naturalisation goals to achieve ecosystem improvement in urbanising greenfield catchments

Abstract Expanding cities worldwide are gradually absorbing peripheral greenfield streams that often require some level of improvement to fulfil their role as central public spaces in the urban landscape. Restoration is often impossible due to physical constraints imposed by urban…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2015

Configuring transformative governance to enhance resilient urban water systems

Abstract Governance reforms are required to establish adaptive and resilient urban water resource management that takes into account complexity, uncertainty and immediate and long term change. This paper details the outcomes of a qualitative, social science research project, drawing on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jan 2013

Better regulatory frameworks for water sensitive cities: an Australian case study

Abstract An interesting transition has been occurring in urban areas of large cities such as Melbourne. Such cities have been progressively transitioning from a water system focussed solely on water supply, drainage control, sewerage management and waterway environmental health to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2014

The risky business of water sensitive innovation: A legal analysis of risk allocation

Introduction This report seeks to further examine the role of risk in relation to Water Sensitive Cities (WSCs) and to examine innovation risk from a legal perspective. It also seeks to marry together two pivotal notions that are frequently discussed…
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  • Date Published: 19th Sep 2016

Becoming a water sensitive city: a comparative review of regulation in Australia

Abstract Existing urban water management practices have been generally successful in delivering services to Australian communities. However, pressures arising from climate change, urban population growth and increasing urban densification are driving calls to reform the urban water sector to help…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2015

Regulatory renovation for managed aquifer recharge using alternative water resources: a Western Australian perspective

Abstract Managed aquifer recharge is increasingly used worldwide as a means of storing treated wastewater and stormwater for later use. This article proposes three areas in which to assess the effectiveness of legal frameworks governing managed aquifer recharge: rights to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jan 2014

Opportunities and obligations for residential developers to undertake wastewater recycling and stormwater capture: a Western Australian perspective

Abstract This article explores the potential for legal measures in Western Australia to facilitate opportunities and impose obligations on land developers to design and construct large-scale residential developments with a capacity for wastewater recycling and stormwater capture. The development of…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2015

Results of a legislative stocktake for Queensland

This report contains the results of a legislative stock-take for Queensland to determine the extent to which legislative frameworks might facilitate or hinder the establishment of water sensitive cities. The focus of the review that has been undertaken is on…
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  • Date Published: 15th Dec 2014

Kalkallo: a case study in technological innovation amidst complex regulation

This is a report of a case study undertaken over 2014, which investigated how current regulatory and risk allocation frameworks impacted upon the innovative Kalkallo stormwater harvesting and reuse project. The Kalkallo Project is a precinct level project in Melbourne’s…
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  • Date Published: 31st Jan 2015
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