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The impact of urbanisation and stormwater management practices on water balances and nutrient pathways in areas of high groundwater: a review of recent literature

The need to understand the impact of urbanisation and changing land use on water and solute mass balances in the groundwater underlying urban areas has been increasingly recognised over the past 25 years. Groundwater resources are now included, for example,…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

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

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for Bendigo as part of its Integrated Research Project 1: Visions and Transition Strategies. The project aims to develop…
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  • Date Published: 25th Sep 2018

Integrated multi-functional urban water systems: key findings from project C4.1

Abstract This report presents the research outcomes from  Project C4.1. It is divided into four distinct sections, namely, green treatment technologies (which provides performance data from laboratory studies together with practical recommendations on the design, operation and maintenance of these…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2018

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

Norman Creek Catchment: Dwelling on Floodscapes

One of a suite of projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, and  Perth, the Norman Creek Project aims to apply a water ‘lens’ to redeveloping the Norman Creek Catchment, a rapidly densifying area with water management issues in close proximity to the…
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  • Date Published: 25th Jun 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

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
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