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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

Optimization of Pumping Costs and Harvested Volume for a Stormwater Harvesting System

Abstract A harvested stormwater and managed aquifer recharge system has been analyzed through both simulation sensitivity analysis and optimization to reduce operational pumping costs and increase the volume of water harvested. The simulation sensitivity analysis explored increasing the size of…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2018

Communicating about sustainable urban water management: community and professional perspectives on water-related terminology

Abstract As approaches to water management begin to encompass broader social and environmental goals, new technical terms have entered the field of water management. Effective communication across professional disciplines, and with community stakeholders, is essential for sustainable urban water management.…
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  • Date Published: 13th Jun 2018

Understanding social preferences for land use in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones

Abstract This study explores community preferences regarding alternative land uses in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones in Western Australia. The study uses the choice experiment method, and is the first study to apply this method to the context of wastewater…
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  • Date Published: 22nd Jun 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

Flexible adaptation planning for water sensitive cities

Abstract Cities have started adapting to uncertain climate drivers such as temperature and sea level rise, and some cities are also transitioning towards concepts such as Water Sensitivity. In adaptation planning, flexibility is considered as an important characteristic to respond…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2018

Rebuild by Design in Hoboken: A Design Competition as a Means for Achieving Flood Resilience of Urban Areas through the Implementation of Green Infrastructure

Abstract The Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition was launched after the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, and the winning designs have put a significant emphasis on green infrastructure (GI) as a means of achieving flood resilience in urban areas. Previous…
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  • Date Published: 25th Apr 2018

Nitrogen Removal in Greywater Living Walls: Insights into the Governing Mechanisms

Abstract Nitrogen is a pollutant of great concern when present in excess in surface waters. Living wall biofiltration systems that employ ornamentals and climbing plants are an emerging green technology that has recently demonstrated significant potential to reduce nitrogen concentrations…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Apr 2018

Sensing-Based Leak Quantification Techniques in Water Distribution Systems

Chapter Highlights  Methods for discovering the size and location of leaks in Water Distribution Systems are reviewed. Machine learning algorithms classify leaks based on observed flows and pressures. Optimization algorithms find the best placement for sensors to capture leak signatures.…
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  • Date Published: 11th Apr 2018

Adaptation Tipping Points of a Wetland under a Drying Climate

Abstract Wetlands experience considerable alteration to their hydrology, which typically contributes to a decline in their overall ecological integrity. Wetland management strategies aim to repair wetland hydrology and attenuate wetland loss that is associated with climate change. However, decision makers…
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  • Date Published: 24th Feb 2018

Preparing for disruptions: A diagnostic strategic planning intervention for sustainable development

Abstract Despite the emphasis on sustainable development in some of the contemporary planning and policy rhetoric, we face an implementation deficit in practice. The impediments to the widespread adoption and successful implementation of sustainable infrastructure in cities' critical sectors—such as…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jan 2017

A methodology to enable exploratory thinking in strategic planning

Abstract It is widely accepted that the traditional predict-then-act approach to long-term planning for delivery of public services, such as energy, water or transportation, cannot withstand uncertainties and complexities associated with issues such as population growth, changing demands and climate…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2016

Strategic planning of urban infrastructure for environmental sustainability: Understanding the past to intervene for the future

Abstract Urban infrastructure systems have long lifespans and influence the state of the environment for extended periods of time. Processes of strategic planning for urban infrastructure are thus instrumental to materializing environmental sustainability visions. Continued investments in infrastructure with adverse…
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  • Date Published: 16th May 2015

Context specific adaptation grammars for climate adaptation in urban areas

Abstract In the context of climate adaptation planning there are relationships between adaptation drivers and adaptation measures, which makes the selection and implementation of the adaptation measures a challenging task. This challenge may be addressed by: structuring the adaptation problem…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2018

Mediating the science-policy interface: Insights from the urban water sector in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract This paper empirically examines through a single case study three theoretical models of science-policy interactions identified in the literature: science-push, policy-pull and co-production. Although the literature is clear that reliance on orderly linear models of knowledge transfer from science…
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  • Date Published: 10th Feb 2018
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