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Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Perth

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Greater Perth, WA, and outlines the broad steps the city should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of the Cooperative…
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  • Date Published: 13th Aug 2018

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Sydney

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Greater Sydney, NSW, and outlines the broad steps the city should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of a project…
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  • Date Published: 16th Jul 2018

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Bendigo

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Bendigo, Victoria, and outlines the broad steps Bendigo should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of nine months of research,…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2018

Overview: Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Townsville

This note provides an overview of the   Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Townsville.   The note presents the 50-year water sensitive vision for Townsville, and a summary assessment of Townsville’s current water sensitive performance and its progress  towards its…
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  • Date Published: 10th Jul 2018

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Townsville

A project by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities brought together 29 leading thinkers across water, planning, environment and development in Townsville in a series of 3 action research workshops. They considered the city’s long-term water aspirations, benchmarked…
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  • Date Published: 28th Jun 2018

CRCWSC Industry Note (2016): Benchmarking Water Sensitive Cities

Supportive social and institutional frameworks are a key part of facilitating the transformation towards increased water sensitivity. Three complementary qualitative benchmarking tools have been developed to assist urban water policy makers and strategists identify current water management practice and future…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016

Shaping Perth as a water sensitive city: outcomes and perspectives from a participatory process to develop a vision and strategic transition framework

Abstract This report presents the outcomes of a participatory process focused on planning Greater Perth’s transition to a water sensitive city. The process was conducted with leading professionals from across water, planning, community, urban development and other related sectors in…
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  • Date Published: 4th Dec 2015

Governance experimentation and factors of success in socio-technical transitions in the urban water sector

Abstract The necessity of a shift towards more sustainable urban water management practice is widely acknowledged and advocated. Experimentation that enables social learning is regarded of high importance for realising such a change. For instance, literature on Transition Management suggests…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Sep 2012

Actors working the institutions in sustainability transitions: the case of Melbourne’s stormwater management

Abstract The role of agency in overcoming path dependence and enabling sustainability transitions is receiving increasing attention. Currently lacking are more empirically derived explanations of the co-evolutionary dynamics between actors and institutional change that could potentially provide guidance on facilitating…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2013

A strategic program for transitioning to a water sensitive city

Abstract In the context of climate change, resource limitations and other drivers, there is growing international acceptance that conventional technocratic approaches to planning urban water systems are inadequate to deliver the services society requires. Instead, scholars and practitioners are calling…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Sep 2013

The enabling institutional context for integrated water management: lessons from Melbourne

Abstract There is widespread international acceptance that climate change, demographic shifts and resource limitations impact on the performance of water servicing in cities. In response to these challenges, many scholars propose that a fundamental move away from traditional centralised infrastructure…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Dec 2013

Making the implicit, explicit: time for renegotiating the urban water supply hydrosocial contract?

Abstract Today's modern cities' ‘big-pipes in, big-pipes out’ potable water supply approach does not offer society the resilience for adaptation to future climate challenges. One approach towards building resilience would involve cities adopting diverse, alternative water supplies; such as recycled…
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  • Date Published: 18th Jun 2013

Analysis of institutional work on innovation trajectories in water infrastructure systems of Melbourne, Australia

Abstract Infrastructure systems are facing sustainability challenges but are locked into their current practices. Transitions studies aims to understand trajectories towards new socio-technical regimes and argue for agency-centric perspectives to explain processes of change. This paper adopts an institutional lens,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2015

Moving toward Water Sensitive Cities

This manual provides guidance for cities seeking to transition toward a more water sensitive future, drawing on experience of cities from around the world to provide practical examples of water sensitive transitions in action. The tools presented have two purposes.…
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  • Date Published: 30th Apr 2016

Towards a water sensitive Elwood: a community vision and transition pathways

This report presents the outcomes of a local-scale participatory process conducted in Elwood, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, to develop a community-driven future vision for their suburb and pathways for advancing towards it. The process centred on the concept of…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2015

Innovation through experimentation: designing policy change programs

Abstract Urban water systems require significant adaptation in order to support more sustainable practices and this requires experimentation. Programs of innovation and learning related to technological advancements, but also in relation to governance processes, are required. Yet many experiments remain…
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  • Date Published: 7th Sep 2014

Reflections on research into the OurRiver – Cooks River Sustainability Initiative

Abstract Historical interaction between Marrickville City Council and Monash University resulted in a postgraduate research opportunity within the Cooks River Sustainability Initiative. The aim of the social research was to critically examine the project and capture important insights and lessons…
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  • Date Published: 15th Oct 2012
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