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Overview: IRP3 — Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning

Urban planning in Australia’s major cities has struggled to accommodate population growth in a way that promotes liveability, resilience, sustainability and productivity. To achieve water sensitive outcomes, we need a planning approach that recognises the interlinkages between water, urban form…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jul 2018

Arden Macaulay in Transition: Four adaptive design concepts for drainage and flood management

This report outlines four innovative approaches to drainage and flood management in the Arden Macaulay precinct of Melbourne. These transformative concepts, which have been generated from the Arden Macaulay Design Investigation, investigate how underlying landscapes could inform development scenarios and…
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  • Date Published: 31st Oct 2017

Getting the message right: The use of frames, community-friendly terminology and visuals

An important aspect of effectively engaging communities in a water sensitive future is to communicate messages using easy to understand terminology, appealing visuals and suitable message framing. The findings from Project A2.3 indicate that messages need to be tailored to…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Characterisation of chemical hazards in stormwater

Summary The current report summarises the findings of a two phase investigation into the presence of chemicals in Australian stormwater (urban runoff). The data was produced within project C1.2 Cities as Water Supply Catchments – Risk and Health: Understanding Stormwater…
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  • Date Published: 10th Apr 2017

Pathogen and indicator microorganism removal in field scale stormwater biofilters

Abstract Knowledge of pathogen removal in stormwater biofilters has predominately been extrapolated from bacterial indicators; indeed, the removal of actual pathogens in these systems has not yet been studied. Furthermore, there is no knowledge on as to how the pathogen…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Feb 2012

Flood damage assessment – Literature review and recommended procedure

Introduction The assessment of flood risk is an essential tool in evaluating the potential consequences of a flood. The analysis of the risk can be applied as part of the flood plain management, but can also be used in a cost-benefit…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Mar 2017

Performance of two urban stormwater biofilters in an area with seasonally high groundwater

Abstract Biofilters are used in urban areas throughout the world to attenuate storm flows and stormwater nutrient loads. Many urban developments on the Swan Coastal Plain in Western Australia experience a seasonally high water table; when the water table intercepts…
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  • Date Published: 27th Feb 2017

The capitalized value of rainwater tanks in the property market of Perth

Executive Summary In response to frequent water shortages, governments in Australia have encouraged home owners to install rainwater tanks, often by provision of partial funding for their installation. A simple investment analysis suggests that the net private benefits of rainwater…
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  • Date Published: 6th Jan 2017

Nonmarket valuation of water sensitive cities: current knowledge and issues

Abstract This paper presents a systematic review of the application of the economic evaluation methods that are relevant to Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). WSUD involves integrating the urban water cycle into urban design to improve water supply and environmental…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities: Guidance for enhancing flood resilience in the context of an Australian water sensitive city

Introduction Although integrated water management (IWM) has been aspired to by many for decades, the popularity of trying to manage water as a cycle has grown rapidly since the early 1990s, despite there being no substantive examples of the delivery…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): The real problem of hypothetical bias in the valuation of stormwater management projects

Stated preference methods provide an important means of assigning monetary values to non-market goods and services but they suffer from a significant problem: hypothetical bias. That is, people’s tendency to overstate their willingness to pay in hypothetical scenarios. However, a…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Community knowledge about water: Who has better water-related knowledge and is this important?

Integrated water management involves integrating investment, policy, and technological solutions to pursue water security and waterway protection. Many water management approaches promote engaging with the community – not only for targeting household water demand or individual behaviours, but as a…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2015

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): Allowed use and security: Community preferences for new water supply sources

When considering which new water supply sources to invest in it is helpful to understand what matters to the community. For example, is the public concerned about water sources that depend on the weather or unfamiliar technologies? Is there support…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Determine the microclimatic influence of harvesting solutions and WSUD at the micro-scale. Presented as: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Abstract This report meets the key deliverable of Project B3.1: Green Cities and Microclimate of "Determine the microclimatic influence of harvesting solutions and WSUD at the micro-scale". This report builds on a previous interim report addressing this same deliverable which…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2016
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