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Rewind 2018 at the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

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RISE breaks ground in Makassar

RISE reached a significant milestone in its work to solve sustainable development challenges using water sensitive principles and practices in informal settlements, when it officially broke ground on the demonstration site in Makassar, Indonesia on 21 November. The groundbreaking ceremony…
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  • Date Published: 4th Dec 2018

CRCWSC plays major role in the World Water Congress

Our CEO Professor Tony Wong and Chief Research Officer Professor Jurg Keller led a large CRCWSC delegation at the International Water Association’s World Water Congress and Exhibition in Tokyo from 16–19 September. Water sensitive city research and application were well…
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  • Date Published: 10th Oct 2018

Strengthening the delivery of WASH in urban informal settlements: addressing multiple exposure pathways in urban environments

Delivering water and sanitation services to people living in informal settlements at the edges of cities and towns is complex. This new thought piece from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities ThinkTank calls for an holistic approach to providing water…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Oct 2018

Training encourages integrated water management in Fiji

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Melbourne Water were in Suva in April 2018, to deliver training on Integrated Water Management (IWM) approaches. The training was part of the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) project, which…
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  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2018

Context specific adaptation grammars for climate adaptation in urban areas

Abstract In the context of climate adaptation planning there are relationships between adaptation drivers and adaptation measures, which makes the selection and implementation of the adaptation measures a challenging task. This challenge may be addressed by: structuring the adaptation problem…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2018

We have big plans for 2018

We are setting an ambitious agenda for the CRCWSC in 2018, as we strive to deliver all elements of our Strategic Plan – delivering research excellence and translating research outputs into practice innovation by our Participants, and at the same…
  • Date Published: 6th Feb 2018

Water Quality Dynamics of Urban Water Bodies during Flooding in Can Tho City, Vietnam

Abstract Water pollution associated with flooding is one of the major problems in cities in the global South. However, studies of water quality dynamics during flood events are not often reported in literature, probably due to difficult conditions for sampling…
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  • Date Published: 6th Apr 2017

Coping capacities for improving adaptation pathways for flood protection in Can Tho, Vietnam

Abstract The planning and phasing of adaptation responses are essential to tackle uncertainties and ensure positive outcomes while adapting to changing circumstances. Understanding the evolution of coping and adaptation responses and their capacities is a prerequisite for preparing an effective…
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  • Date Published: 12th Jun 2017

Managing urban water systems with significant adaptation deficits—unified framework for secondary cities: part II—the practice

Abstract Adaptation gaps are shortcomings of a system responding to climate change, whereas adaptation deficits are shortcomings in providing services. These two drivers for adaptation are often in conflict in many secondary cities in the global south (SCGS). It is…
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  • Date Published: 30th Aug 2017

Managing urban water systems with significant adaptation deficits—unified framework for secondary cities: part I—conceptual framework

Abstract The lack of resilience of urban systems to weather and climate variability—termed type I adaptation—and also to climate change—type II adaptation—are both major challenges to the livability and sustainability of cities in the Global South. However, there is often…
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  • Date Published: 19th Apr 2017

World Toilet Day 2017: Wastewater

Replicating nature to manage wastewater in urban informal settlements On World Toilet Day, more than 40% of the world’s population lacks access to a safe and reliable water source, according to the United Nations Development Program, with that figure projected…
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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
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