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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

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

A diagnostic procedure for transformative change based on transitions, resilience, and institutional thinking

Abstract Urban water governance regimes around the world have traditionally planned large-scale, centralized infrastructure systems that aim to control variables and reduce uncertainties. There is growing sectoral awareness that a transition toward sustainable alternatives is necessary if systems are to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2013

Transition to a water-cycle city: sociodemographic influences on Australian urban water practitioners’ risk perceptions towards alternative water systems

Abstract Transition to a sustainable water future such as the water-cycle city will necessitate shared, diversified risk management, which acknowledges the subjective risk perceptions of all stakeholders, including water practitioners. Such risk perceptions might vary with personal and professional characteristics.…
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  • Date Published: 4th Jul 2013

Integrated urban water management in the water sensitive city: systems, silos and practitioners’ risk perceptions

Abstract Integrated urban water management within the water-sensitive city will involve a mix of centralised and decentralised water systems, with different water sources, depending on the particular bio-geographical, social and political context of the city. This will require a whole-of-system…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2013

Wastewater – An untapped resource? Report of a study by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Abstract Population growth, increasing demand for natural resources, rising costs and community expectations place a confluence of pressures to manage natural resources, and on the water industry to develop innovative and more efficient processes. Phosphorus, nitrogen and energy are necessary…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2015

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

Adaptation mainstreaming for achieving flood resilience in cities

Abstract Many cities across the world have started to adopt resilience approaches for flood risk management. These approaches typically combine different types of interventions to protect against flooding, minimise damages caused by flooding, and recover efficiently after flooding. However, a…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 2016

Risks to the long-term viability of residential non-potable water schemes: a review

Abstract Progression towards sustainable urban water management in Australia has seen a reduction in potable water demand through the introduction of water conservation measures, the diversification of water supply sources and the use of fit-for-purpose water supplies (Chong et al.,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2015

Appropriate Flood Adaption

Climate change induced extreme weather events call for a reconsideration of how built-up areas are designed and are already forcing incremental adaptation of existing cities, neighbourhoods and properties. Yet, the magnitude of climate change and the associated consequences for the…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2016

Transition to a water-cycle city: risk perceptions and receptivity of Australian urban water practitioners

Abstract Transition to a water-cycle city, a sustainable urban water management future, requires the implementation of centralised and decentralised systems to augment potable water supply, protect waterways and enhance urban liveability. Risk is simultaneously driving and impeding this transition. However,…
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  • Date Published: 8th Apr 2013
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