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Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Gold Coast

The City of Gold Coast (the City) engaged the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) to develop a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for the Gold Coast, drawing on its ongoing research focused on developing methods…
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  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2018

Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive city-regions Proof of concept for an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Water-Energy-Carbon Research Group and Griffith University’s Urban Research Program further developed and used the concept of urban metabolism to evaluate the water resource management at city-region and meso-urban scales. Urban metabolism is a concept…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Stakeholder Needs Assessment Report

The Integrated Research Project 2: Comprehensive Economic Evaluation Framework (IRP2) is working on developing an economic evaluation framework to identify and quantify economic, environmental and community values of investments in water sensitive practices and systems. The ultimate output of the…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Review of non-market values of water sensitive systems and practices: An update

Urbanization is happening at a rapid rate across the world. Current urban areas cover less than 5% of the terrestrial surface. However, if the current trend in population growth continues, it has been predicted that by 2030 urban areas will…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Review of existing Benefit: Cost Analysis (BCA) tools relevant to water-sensitive cities

Existing literature and relevant stakeholders have been consulted to understand what tools are already being used (and by whom) and the extent of their use in decision-making processes. Existing tools for benefit-cost analysis have been reviewed to determine their suitability…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Adelaide

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Adelaide, encompassing the Greater Adelaide region. This forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research…
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  • Date Published: 12th Dec 2017

Benchmarking, Envisioning, and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Adelaide: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Adelaide, encompassing the Greater Adelaide region. This forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research…
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  • Date Published: 6th Dec 2017

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

Arden Macaulay framed through water: Design investigation, Stage 1

One of a suite of projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, and  Perth, the Arden Macaulay Project aims to apply a water ‘lens’ to redeveloping Arden Macaulay, an old industrial brownfield site rezoned to enable high-density  housing and other mixed uses, and…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 2017

Microbial quality of untreated stormwater in Australian catchments: human health perspectives

Summary Reusing stormwater runoff can improve water security by reducing demand for ground water and potable water supplies. Whilst the number of stormwater harvesting schemes in Australia is increasing, the full potential of stormwater as an alternate water source is…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Policy Framework for Water Sensitive Urban Design in 5 Australian Cities

Overview Since the term Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) was first coined in Australia over twenty years ago, it has been promoted through the National Water Initiative and policy initiatives at the State level. Despite substantial work towards policy outcomes,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Mechanisms for unpacking socio-institutional pathways for change: a research compendium from A4.1

This report brings together a rich body of work from across three key sub-projects of Program A, Project A4.1: institutional capacity, community receptivity, and co-design innovation. It outlines how the insights generated from the key research projects can assist with:…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

Cost-effective Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in an Urban River Catchment

Emissions of nutrients from non-point sources such as gardens, agriculture, public open space, sports fields and septic tanks pose an ongoing threat to the ecological health of Western Australia’s Swan Canning Estuary, a system with high recreational and ecological value…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

A guide for monitoring the performance of WSUD elements in areas with high groundwater

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach for the planning and design of urban environments that is sensitive to water sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection. The approach integrates the urban water cycle (including potable water, wastewater, and stormwater) into…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2017

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

Toward effective change in urban water policy: the role of collaborative governance and cross-scale integration

Introduction This report investigates collaboration and integration of governance across scales and organisations, themes that were identified in previous research on innovation adoption processes in the A3.1 Sub-project, Better governance for complex decision-making. The premise of the research is that…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2016

Guide to promoting water sensitive behaviours

Why change behaviour? Communities have a strong role to play in the transition to water sensitive cities. There are many behaviours that communities can adopt –in the home, or in their communities – that can facilitate the diverse water sensitive…
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  • Date Published: 1st Mar 2017

Performance assessment of Wharf St Constructed Wetland 2009-2014

Abstract This report summarises the results of a performance assessment of the Wharf Street Constructed Wetland (WSCW). WSCW is an artificial wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain of Western Australia with an area of about 1 hectare. It was constructed…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2015

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
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