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New resources for water practitioners

A couple of new resources are available for water practitioners, to help them better manage water. These resources were created for Victoria, but the principles and practices can be applied around Australia. Water’s Role in Liveability The CRC for Water…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

MPavilion 2017 has a new home at Monash University

Every year, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens. Each pavilion brings together creative collaborators to discuss and debate the role of design, architecture and culture in creating liveable, creative and equitable cities. For…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

Here’s what happened at Ozwater’18

Tony Wong (Chief Executive Officer) and Nora Foley (Research Portfolio Manager) sell the water sensitive message. Our staff and researchers shared their vision for water sensitive cities at the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 conference in Brisbane earlier this month (8–10…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

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

From water engineers to financial engineering: Water provision in Australia’s East Coast capital cities, 1945-2015

Abstract This article analyzes the provision of urban water in Australia's three east coast capital cities - Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne - from the big dams of post-World War II years to recently completed desalination plants. We trace how major…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2017

The allure of climate and water independence: desalination projects in Perth and San Diego

Abstract In the past decade, Perth and San Diego have both added desalination technology to their suite of water resources. In both contexts, the "independence" that desalination purportedly offers is a shorthand for diversification and drought-proofing in places where future…
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  • Date Published: 13th Feb 2017

Overcoming abundance: Social capital and managing floods in inner Melbourne during the nineteenth century

Abstract Before effective drainage and flood protection systems were built in the early twentieth century, areas of inner Melbourne close to the Yarra River were prone to flooding. An overabundance of water and a need to limit its impact on…
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  • Date Published: 14th Feb 2017

Water technology and the urban environment: Water, sewerage, and disease in San Francisco and Melbourne before 1920

Abstract The challenges cities face in supplying safe water and disposing effectively of sewerage and wastewater are affected by historical and environmental conditions and the long-standing effects of choices of infrastructure. This article provides case studies of two similar cities,…
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  • Date Published: 12th Feb 2017

Water and the making of Californian and Australian cities: Introduction

Abstract The articles in this special issue draw on examples from Californian and Australian history to consider how people have met the challenges of securing adequate water supplies and managing water issues in urban settings. Through studies in which water,…
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  • Date Published: 14th Feb 2017

Changing water habits after drought: Why garden watering was easier to change than showering

Summary Past experience has shown that communities can change habits and reduce water use during times of crisis but a critical question is whether these habits persist after the crisis and why? Social practice theory can be used to answer…
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  • Date Published: 24th Jan 2017

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): How can social norms be leveraged to promote water sensitive cities?

What innovative, non-price approaches are available to manage water demand? How can current conservation programs be modified to better promote water savings, particularly amongst high-use households? Is there a way to harness people’s pre-existing beliefs and motivations in order to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): Water and the Australian city: lessons from history

Most Australians live in suburban, single-family, detached houses. This historical and continuing housing preference means that providing water and sewerage services are expensive. Australians have traditionally been profligate with water, but have always shown remarkable willingness to adapt water usage…
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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

Developing T-Shaped Water Professionals: Building Capacity in Collaboration, Learning, and Leadership to Drive Innovation

Abstract As we progress into the 21st century, change is an increasingly central theme for water professionals and for professionals in sectors where water plays a central role. Building the capacity of professionals in water and closely related sectors to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Mar 2013
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