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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

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

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

Public perceptions of freshwater wetlands in Victoria, Australia

Abstract To be effective, wetland management must understand public perceptions, including what people notice when they look at wetlands. Previous studies have investigated wetland perception in terms of attitudes, knowledge and values. None have revealed what people ‘see’. Thus, this…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2013

Biofilters and wetlands for stormwater treatment and harvesting

Abstract Stormwater has emerged as a viable, alternative water resource. As a result, general urban runoff (e.g. stormwater that runs off streets and car parks) has been increasingly harvested in the past few years. The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2014

Performance assessment of the Anvil Way Compensation Basin living stream: 2004-2013

Abstract This report summarises the results of a performance assessment of the Anvil Way Compensation Basin (AWCB) restoration project. AWCB is an artificial wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain of Western Australia with an area of 9,000 m2 and maximum…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2015

VCCCAR report: A multi-scale assessment of urban heating in Melbourne during an extreme heat event and policy approaches for adaptation

Abstract Airborne thermal remote sensing can provide an excellent snapshot of spatial variability in land surface temperatures across the urban landscape. This can be used to broadly identify hot-spots across the landscape for prioritising the implementation of excess heat mitigation…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2012

Impacts of WSUD solutions on human thermal comfort

Abstract Climate sensitive urban design involves the creation of thermally comfortable, attractive and sustainable urban environments by enhancing positive natural and man-made features through architecture, planning and landscape design. This report focusses on the ‘thermal comfort’ component of urban design,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2014

Green Cities and Micro‐climate – Interim Report

Abstract Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) has the potential to provide cooling effects across the urban landscape through both evapotranspiration and shading. A review of the literature has identified that there is capacity to intentionally modify urban climates by reintegrating…
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  • Date Published: 1st Mar 2013

Designing raingardens for community acceptance

Raingardens are innovative and visible examples of WSUD initiatives that might be expected to change the appearance of an urban street. Perception of raingardens will be influenced by the ‘perceptual lens’ through which the landscape is viewed. Attitudes constitute the…
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  • Date Published: 1st Apr 2016

Intra-event variability of Escherichia coli and total suspended solids in urban stormwater runoff

Abstract Sediment levels are important for environmental health risk assessments of surface water bodies, while faecal pollution can introduce significant public health risks for users of these systems. Urban stormwater is one of the largest sources of contaminants to surface…
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  • Date Published: 18th Jan 2012

Public aesthetic preferences to inform sustainable wetland management in Victoria, Australia

Abstract Wetlands are an important landscape element in the sustainable city, providing valuable ecosystem services that can be harnessed in alternative urban water management systems. To ensure sustainable wetland management, community preferences for wetlands in (sub)urban landscapes must be understood.…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Dec 2013

Adoption guidelines for stormwater biofiltration systems

Water biofiltration is the process of improving water (stormwater and wastewater) quality by filtering water through biologically influenced media.

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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2015

Outdoor human thermal comfort in Melbourne’s botanic gardens

Abstract Climate change is likely to increase the frequency of hotter days, which will affect the thermal comfort of visitors to botanic gardens and outdoor parks. Urban green space has previously been shown to reduce the perception of thermal discomfort…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 2014
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