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Urbanization and Stormwater Management Effects on Catchment-scale Hydrology (IECA Australian Conference and Stormwater Queensland Conference presentation)

Discussion In theory it is possible to return predevelopment hydrology if SCM network, perfectly mitigate all effects of urbanisation. In practice the goal of stormwater management which is broadly around restoring the predevelopment hydrology is rarely achieved. Most studies detected…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Oct 2019

Ideas for a Water Sensitive Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor

Summary The research synthesis project was led by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) who, in conjunction with experienced researchers and practitioners from the government and industry, undertook an innovative and collaborative co-design process to promote water sensitive outcomes…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2019

Estimating the economic benefits of Urban Heat Island mitigation – Biophysical Aspects

Introduction This report documents the work undertaken by E2DESIGN and Monash University in assessing the impact of different policy settings on the biophysical environment, including urban warmth, of a de-identified case study suburban landscape in Melbourne[1].  The partner report produced…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Assessment of nonmarket benefits of WSUD in a residential development: Belle View case study

Abstract This report describes the application of benefit transfer methods for a specific site, Belle View Estate, in Western Australia. Belle View Estate is a proposed 44 ha residential development located in Bellevue, 16.5 km north-east of Perth. The land…
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  • Date Published: 12th Aug 2019

Quantifying the hydrological performance of infill development

Abstract Water performance will be an important design criterion for urban development in Australia’s cities, to mitigate the adverse impacts of urban densification and expansion on hydrology, water quality, and water use efficiency. We demonstrate how one aspect, hydrological performance,…
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  • Date Published: 7th May 2019

Dual-mode stormwater-greywater biofilters: The impact of alternating water sources on treatment performance

Abstract The intermittent nature of stormwater runoff impacts the treatment performance of biofilters, also known as stormwater biofiltration or bioretention systems and raingardens. During extended dry periods, which are common even in temperate climates, plants can perish, creating unattractive and…
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  • Date Published: 12th Apr 2019

Case Study: Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project

Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project Urban development, to cater for a growing urban population, replaces natural vegetated landscapes with roads and buildings. These impervious (hard) surfaces absorb heat but do not store water, leading to higher urban temperatures known…
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  • Date Published: 29th Apr 2019

Analysing water sensitive urban design options

Abstract Planning for ‘water-sensitive’ infill development has become a priority for sustainable urban development in Australia. With city growth, infill development in vacant or under-used land parcels is becoming a dominant mode of development. However, the current ‘knock-down-rebuild’ approach to…
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  • Date Published: 10th Jan 2019

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

Solutions for Norman Creek

Solutions for Norman Creek This Discussion Paper proposes flood resilience initiatives for Norman Creek, Brisbane. It compiles ideas generated during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Brisbane City Council on…
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  • Date Published: 21st Aug 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

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

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

A new community at Officer Case Study

Officer is an area on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, which had been earmarked as a ‘greenfield’ site for mixed-use development. The multi-functional corridors throughout the development provided ecological and social values, bringing communities closer to nature.
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

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

Storm event-scale nutrient attenuation in constructed wetlands experiencing a Mediterranean climate: A comparison of a surface flow and hybrid surface-subsurface flow system

Abstract Among different Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) options, constructed wetlands (CWs) are widely used to protect and support downstream urban waterways from stormwater nutrients. This analysis assessed the nutrient attenuation ability of a novel CW in Western Australia that…
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  • Date Published: 29th Apr 2017
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