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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

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

Book Chapter: Integrated Urban Water Systems

Introduction This chapter provides information on the potential role of Integrated Urban Water Systems in sustainable urban development. It considers how water management can help improve not only water resource management, but also energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and liveability.
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2019

How has urban water metabolism been communicated? Perspectives from the USA, Europe and Australia

Abstract Urban metabolism is increasingly being adopted to guide city planning towards improved water, energy and material efficiency. Stakeholder participation in the adoption of this concept will be important, and hence effective communication will be crucial. This study aimed to…
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  • Date Published: 1st May 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

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

Interactive participant session – IRP2 and IRP4 (Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney)

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)  hosted an Interactive Participant Session for CRC Participants on Integrated Research Projects related to  Economics   (IRP2) and  Infill Development  (IRP4). Hosted across 3 days in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the…
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  • Date Published: 8th May 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

Water Sensitive Outcomes for infill developments (IRP4)

The presentation delivered by IRP4 Project Leaders – Assoc. Prof. Steven Kenway and Dr. Marguerite Renouf from the University of Queensland and Prof. Nigel Bertram from Monash University – on the 8th March 2018 in WA introduced the IRP4 project.…
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  • Date Published: 19th Mar 2018

Understanding urban water performance at the city-region scale using an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Abstract Water sensitive interventions are being promoted to reduce the adverse impacts of urban development on natural water cycles. However it is currently difficult to know the best strategy for their implementation because current and desired urban water performance is…
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  • Date Published: 8th Feb 2018

Urban water metabolism indicators derived from a water mass balance – Bridging the gap between visions and performance assessment of urban water resource management

Abstract Improving resource management in urban areas has been enshrined in visions for achieving sustainable urban areas, but to date it has been difficult to quantify performance indicators to help identify more sustainable outcomes, especially for water resources. In this…
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  • Date Published: 29th May 2017

Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive city-regions Proof of concept for an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Water-Energy-Carbon Research Group and Griffith University’s Urban Research Program further developed and used the concept of urban metabolism to evaluate the water resource management at city-region and meso-urban scales. Urban metabolism is a concept…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Ideas for the Subiaco Strategic Resource Precinct

The Water Corporation of Western Australia has developed the Strategic Resource Precinct concept – also known as “buffertopia” – to transform the way it manages its wastewater treatment plants and the buffer zones that surround them. The result is a…
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  • Date Published: 7th Nov 2017

Advancing the adaptation of the water resource sector in highly urbanised regions across Australia

Abstract The latest Australian State of the Climate report points to key changes in rainfall averages across the country. For example, the report indicates a declining trend in winter rainfall in the southwest and southeast. With climate change predicted to…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2014

Water sensitive cities and regions: tackling threats to water resources in metropolitan areas.

Abstract Globally, water resources management in urbanised areas is facing increased pressures and challenges. Pressures range from an increased demand for water supply and a decline in water quality due to ongoing population growth through to climate change impacts. To…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2014

A metabolism perspective on alternative urban water servicing options using water mass balance

Abstract Urban areas will need to pursue new water servicing options to ensure local supply security. Decisions about how best to employ them are not straightforward due to multiple considerations and the potential for problem shifting among them. We hypothesise…
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  • Date Published: 25th Oct 2016
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