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Eric Singleton Constructed Wetland: Monitoring and assessment for optimal stormwater treatment performance

Context This report presents findings from monitoring and assessment of the performance of the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary (ESBS) in Perth, Western Australia. The ESBS is situated on the banks of the Swan River, and tidal flows and high estuarine…
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  • Date Published: 18th May 2020

Collaborative planning for the Fishermans Bend Urban Redevelopment

Insight Integrated water management requires partnerships that support collaboration, align cultures and build consensus. Sometimes, a catalyst is needed, such as creating a forum for sharing ideas, backed by enduring partnerships to bring these ideas to fruition.
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  • Date Published: 11th May 2020

Water Sensitive Cities Scenario Tool – TARGET Module

Summary The WSC Scenario Tool is an online planning-support tool that enables users to simulate urban development and the performance of green and blue infrastructure interventions. TARGET is an integral component that can produce a time series of air temperatures…
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  • Date Published: 21st Apr 2020

An interdisciplinary and catchment approach to enhancing urban flood resilience: a Melbourne case

Abstract This paper presents a novel interdisciplinary and catchment-based approach for exploring urban flood resilience. Our research identified and developed a diverse set of adaptation measures for Elwood, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, that is vulnerable to pluvial and coastal…
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  • Date Published: 15th Apr 2020

Designing for a cool city – Guidelines for passively irrigated landscapes

An introduction to passively irrigated landscapes Designing for a cool city is focused on increasing soil moisture and healthy vegetation to help reduce urban heat through evapotranspiration and shade. The diversion of stormwater into vegetated systems can improve the health…
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  • Date Published: 7th Apr 2020

Economic value of Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigation: a case study.

Introduction The UHI effect can be mitigated by applying elements of WSUD, for example, lining large trees along suburban streets, irrigating public open space with fit-for-purpose water, and restoring wetlands. Increasingly, there are more investments in urban greening. These investments…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Feb 2020

Ideas for Ocean Reef Marina

About this document This document is the main output from a workshop that imagines a water sensitive future for the Ocean Reef Marina in Perth (WA). The Ideas for Ocean Reef Marina assists DevelopmentWA as the developer to consider: •…
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  • Date Published: 21st Nov 2019

Ideas for Sydenham to Bankstown, Workshop One: The Corridor

About this document This document summarises the key outcomes of a workshop held on 5th and 6th of September 2018 with the agencies who are planning water services and infrastructure for the Sydenham to Bankstown growth corridor. This first workshop…
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Ideas for Sydenham to Bankstown, Workshop Two: Precinct Case Studies, May 2019

About this document This document is part of a series of workshop outputs that imagine a water sensitive future for the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor in Sydney (NSW). This document demonstrates how corridor level planning principles can be grounded in…
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Ideas for Sydenham to Bankstown, Workshop Three: Corridor Planning Principles

About this document This document is the final in a series of workshop outputs that imagine a water sensitive future for the Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor in Sydney (NSW). This document reviews and refines the draft planning principles that were…
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor, On Ground Opportunities

Outline Welcome Workshop 2 - Recap On-ground challenges, opportunities, solutions Revisit Principals Next Steps
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  • Date Published: 24th Oct 2019

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

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
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