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The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Developing a strategic mindset about influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably. The research community needs to seize such opportunities  (termed  'policy windows') when they do…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

How can scientists have greater influence in policy making?

Policy making is an extremely complex area of politics that brings together many different considerations, contexts, institutions and personalities.   Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision-making (Project A3.3) of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities unpacked some of this…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

Josh’s House

Josh’s House is an innovative housing-scale sustainable design and construction project based in Hilton WA, led by environmental scientist and national media personality Dr Josh Byrne in conjunction with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Consisting of…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Currumbin Ecovillage wastewater management

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. A sewerage treatment plant located within the development accepts and…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Currumbin Ecovillage rainwater harvesting

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. All of the water supplied to the houses in the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Sponge City Innovation Park

The Jiangsu-Victoria Sponge City Innovation Park is a 10 hectare site that will exhibit cutting edge water sensitive infrastructure and technology, with facilities for validating emerging sponge city technologies and products. The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and its…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Expansion of stormwater quality requirements in the City of Moonee Valley local planning scheme

The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. At the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Greening the pipeline – Williams Landing pilot park

Greening the Pipeline is the transformation of a heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer reserve into a 27km linear park in Melbourne’s west. The project is delivered through organisational partnerships (Melbourne Water, Wyndham City Council, City West Water, VicRoads), community engagement,…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Enhancing our Dandenong Creek program

This case study delivers a range of waterway enhancements that the community helped to identify. Projects include daylighting a section of Dandenong Creek, creating new fish habitats, installing signage and public amenities, and working with industry to control pollution.  For…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Waterwise Council Program

The Waterwise Council Program established in 2009 is a partnership between the Water Corporation (WA water utility) and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. It aims to build a cooperative working relationship with local governments, to improve water use…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

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
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