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The Influence of Statutory Land Use Planning on Water Sensitive Design Practices

Abstract Regulation, including statutory land use planning law, is seen as an important way to encourage the adoption of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices. Despite this, there has been little empirical investigation of how statutory land use planning influences…
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  • Date Published: 15th Apr 2020

Enabling water sensitive urban development: planning and governance opportunities for Perth

Summary This report documents the outcomes of the final stage of the Brabham Action Learning Partnership, a research initiative of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and key Western Australian government and industry partners (see the companion report,  Brabham Action…
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  • Date Published: 7th Apr 2020

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

The Influence of Statutory Land Use Planning on Water Sensitive Design Practices (Stormwater Conference 2018 presentation)

Introduction to the research Objective: to use case studies to examine how statutory land use planning (SLUP) influences the adoption of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices. The findings of the research will help to build SLUP systems that better…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2019

Ideas for Catalysing Flood Resilient Design

Ideas for Catalysing Flood Resilient Design This Ideas Report outlines concepts and initiatives identified by stakeholders at a workshop that spanned 12 and 19 March 2018. These ideas respond to the need for, and can catalyse the uptake of, flood…
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  • Date Published: 10th Apr 2019

Aquarevo Case Study

Aquarevo is an urban residential development located at Evans Road, Lyndhurst. The site is being developed in a collaboration between the land owner, South East Water, and a property developer, Villawood Properties. By planning at a precinct scale, and with demonstration…
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  • Date Published: 12th Sep 2017

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

A Legal Obligation to Restore Wetlands by Environmental Water Allocations

Abstract Wetlands worldwide require significant restoration, especially through environmental water allocations. This article examines the Ramsar Convention (Ramsar) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ascertain whether they require an obligation to restore wetlands by such means. While both…

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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2017

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

Expert opinion on risks to the long-term viability of residential recycled water schemes: An Australian study

Abstract The water sector needs to make efficient and prudent investment decisions by carefully considering the long-term viability of water infrastructure projects. To support the assessment and planning of residential recycled water schemes in Australia, we have sought to clarify…
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  • Date Published: 2nd May 2017

Legal duties for environmental water provisions in Western Australia

Abstract Western Australia has not delivered on its promises to make environmental water provisions (EWPs), including to restore environmentally sustainable flows of water to waterways and wetlands. WA has prioritised water supply for consumptive use under pressure from a growing…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 2017

Ideas for Vic. Planning Controls

This "Ideas for Vic Planning Controls" document outlines a potential approach to improve stormwater management in Victoria, centred around changes to planning controls. It compiles feedback and ideas generated by stakeholders during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the CRCWSC…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 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

The interaction of risk allocation and governance arrangements in innovative urban stormwater and recycling projects

Abstract Successful innovation requires clarity around the identification and allocation of risk and the responsibilities of stakeholders in its management. The quest for water security in large cities has led to consideration of alternative water sources, which may involve new…
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  • Date Published: 21st Apr 2017

Toward effective change in urban water policy: the role of collaborative governance and cross-scale integration

Introduction This report investigates collaboration and integration of governance across scales and organisations, themes that were identified in previous research on innovation adoption processes in the A3.1 Sub-project, Better governance for complex decision-making. The premise of the research is that…
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  • Date Published: 31st Dec 2016

Policy Framework for WSUD in Five Australian Cities

Presentation:  Policy Framework for WSUD in Five Australian Cities Presented by Linda Choi at the  2nd Water Sensitive Cities Conference, 8-9 September, Brisbane.   Citation:  Choi, L., McIlrath, B. and Williams, D. (2015). Policy Framework for WSUD in Five Australian…
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  • Date Published: 9th Sep 2015

Better regulatory frameworks for water sensitive cities: an Australian case study

Abstract An interesting transition has been occurring in urban areas of large cities such as Melbourne. Such cities have been progressively transitioning from a water system focussed solely on water supply, drainage control, sewerage management and waterway environmental health to…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2014

Water technology and the urban environment: Water, sewerage, and disease in San Francisco and Melbourne before 1920

Abstract The challenges cities face in supplying safe water and disposing effectively of sewerage and wastewater are affected by historical and environmental conditions and the long-standing effects of choices of infrastructure. This article provides case studies of two similar cities,…
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  • Date Published: 12th Feb 2017

The capitalized value of rainwater tanks in the property market of Perth

Executive Summary In response to frequent water shortages, governments in Australia have encouraged home owners to install rainwater tanks, often by provision of partial funding for their installation. A simple investment analysis suggests that the net private benefits of rainwater…
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  • Date Published: 6th Jan 2017

Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities: Guidance for enhancing flood resilience in the context of an Australian water sensitive city

Introduction Although integrated water management (IWM) has been aspired to by many for decades, the popularity of trying to manage water as a cycle has grown rapidly since the early 1990s, despite there being no substantive examples of the delivery…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2016
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