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The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Developing a strategic mindset about influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably. The research community needs to seize such opportunities  (termed  'policy windows') when they do…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

How can scientists have greater influence in policy making?

Policy making is an extremely complex area of politics that brings together many different considerations, contexts, institutions and personalities.   Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision-making (Project A3.3) of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities unpacked some of this…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

Social preferences for land uses in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones: a choice experiment analysis

Buffer zones are commonly applied to wastewater treatment plants to manage the area impacted by odour. They require a large area with land use controls to exclude odour sensitive land uses, such as residential. How that land is best used…
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  • Date Published: 12th Sep 2018

Adoption Guidelines for Green Treatment Technologies

Abstract To increase the resilience and liveability of cities and to maintain their productivity, green infrastructure is being highly viewed as a sustainable development strategy. Green infrastructure or technologies, essentially, represent a set of engineered elements providing multiple ecosystem services…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2018

Overview: IRP3 — Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning

Urban planning in Australia’s major cities has struggled to accommodate population growth in a way that promotes liveability, resilience, sustainability and productivity. To achieve water sensitive outcomes, we need a planning approach that recognises the interlinkages between water, urban form…
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  • Date Published: 30th 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

Overview: IRP4 — Water sensitive outcomes for infill developments

Most major Australian cities expect significant infill development over the coming decades. But without significant intervention, ‘business as usual’ development is expected to seriously undermine the hydrology, resource efficiency, liveability and amenity of our cities. IPR4 leads the way in…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 2018

The most cost-effective ways to maintain public open space with less water

Reduced irrigation water available for public open space (POS) due to groundwater depletion is an emerging problem in many urban areas. Local governments in Perth face mounting pressure to maintain high quality POS while being driven to use less groundwater…
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  • Date Published: 27th Feb 2018

Review of non-market values of water sensitive systems and practices

The adoption of water sensitive systems and practices can provide tangible benefits that are easily quantifiable, such as additional water supply, and intangible benefits that are difficult to quantify, such as amenity value. As a result, intangible benefits are often…
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  • Date Published: 12th Feb 2018

Trees for a cool city: Guidelines for optimised tree placement

Trees for a cool city   provides guidelines on placing street trees for the largest cooling benefits for human thermal comfort. It explains where to place trees within street design and orientation, and emphasises the use of urban water management to…
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  • Date Published: 15th Nov 2017

Education programs to foster water sensitive leaders

The integrated approach behind successful water sensitive city outcomes requires organisations to foster new types of skills in future water leaders. The attached resource describes research on what and how water professionals want to learn, including insights from interviews with…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

The climatic benefits of green infrastructure

Research shows that vegetation, especially trees, can  effectively mitigate urban heat. To achieve human health  and comfort benefits, it is particularly important to reduce  temperatures during heat waves. The attached Industry Note summarises CRC for Water Sensitive Cities research on…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017
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