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Trees for a cool city: Guidelines for optimised tree placement

Trees for a cool city   provides guidelines on placing street trees for the largest cooling benefits for human thermal comfort. It explains where to place trees within street design and orientation, and emphasises the use of urban water management to…
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  • Date Published: 15th Nov 2017

Education programs to foster water sensitive leaders

The integrated approach behind successful water sensitive city outcomes requires organisations to foster new types of skills in future water leaders. The attached resource describes research on what and how water professionals want to learn, including insights from interviews with…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

Design of the public realm to enhance thermal comfort

Improving thermal comfort in the public realm lifts the amenity of these areas and provides  specific human health benefits. The attached Industry Note summarises research on how  to: • identify thermal comfort investment priorities; and • design thermally comfortable outdoor…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

AWA WA award recognises water excellence at White Gum Valley

WGV at White Gum Valley has won the 2017 WA Water Sensitive Urban Design (Graham Heal) award at the Australian Water Association (AWA) Western Australia 45th Anniversary & Water Awards Dinner. The award recognises “excellence in total water cycle management…
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  • Date Published: 30th Oct 2017

Greening the Pipeline Site Visit

Overview The   Greening the Pipeline   project aims to transform Melbourne’s Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) reserve into a linear parkland to enhance liveability in Melbourne’s West. Join Clearwater, Melbourne Water, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and The City of Wyndham…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Oct 2017

Riparian Design Guidelines to Inform the Ecological Repair of Urban Waterways

Riparian zones, the strips of land that run adjacent to streams and rivers, support an array of ecological processes important for healthy, well-functioning waterways. There is a strong incentive to manage and protect riparian zones because repairing a relatively small…
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  • Date Published: 20th Oct 2017

Fact Sheet: IRP2 — Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

Integrated Research Project 2's Stakeholder Engagement Strategy  is designed to  maximise opportunities for key end users to use the project’s  tools, information, and lessons. The full Stakeholder Engagement Strategy can be accessed here, but the attached Fact Sheet summaries its…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Getting the message right: The use of frames, community-friendly terminology and visuals

An important aspect of effectively engaging communities in a water sensitive future is to communicate messages using easy to understand terminology, appealing visuals and suitable message framing. The findings from Project A2.3 indicate that messages need to be tailored to…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Cost-effective Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in an Urban River Catchment

Emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus from various sources into urban waterways cause algal  blooms and generally degrade delicate aquatic ecosystems. Perth’s Canning River is a prime example,  and yet protecting it from these emissions has been a policy challenge for…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Water and energy innovation on display

Aquarevo Discovery Centre — Case Study Launch (function($) { "use strict"; $(document).ready(function ($) { stmPlayIframeVideo(); }); /* Custom func */ function stmPlayIframeVideo() { $('.stm_video_preview').click(function(){ $(this).addClass('video_preloader_hidden'); var addPlay = $(this).closest('.stm_video_wrapper').find('iframe').attr('src'); $(this).closest('.stm_video_wrapper').find('.wpb_video_wrapper').addClass('video_autoplay_true'); $(this).closest('.stm_video_wrapper').find('iframe').attr('src', addPlay + '&autoplay=1'); }); }; })(jQuery); South east of…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Training the next generation of industry-ready water experts

After submitting his thesis in September, PhD graduate Don Williams commenced working in a policy role at the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning the very next day. By focusing on reforming Victoria's statutory land use planning system to…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

CRCWSC and partners at AWA Queensland Awards

Celebrations are in order following the Australian Water Association (AWA) Queensland Water Awards, presented on 8 September, with success for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and some of its partners. Among the winners was research that…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Tony Wong delivers the 2017 Deakin Oration

Professor Tony Wong, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, was honoured to deliver this year’s Deakin Oration on Thursday 31 August in Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Victoria. Established by the Victorian Parliament, the Deakin Oration provides…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Overview: IRP1 — Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies

There is a growing international interest by governments,  organisations, and communities in the liveability,  sustainability, productivity, and resilience of cities. While  there is typically broad agreement about such aspirations, decision-makers face the challenge of  determining how to most effectively shape…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2017
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