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Keeping Brisbane’s iconic South Bank Parklands green

When drought made it difficult to keep Brisbane’s iconic South Bank Parklands green, the South Bank Corporation considered several new sources of non-potable water for irrigation. Stormwater harvesting was the preferred option, due to its practicality, cost and yield, and…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

New resources for water practitioners

A couple of new resources are available for water practitioners, to help them better manage water. These resources were created for Victoria, but the principles and practices can be applied around Australia. Water’s Role in Liveability The CRC for Water…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

MPavilion 2017 has a new home at Monash University

Every year, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens. Each pavilion brings together creative collaborators to discuss and debate the role of design, architecture and culture in creating liveable, creative and equitable cities. For…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

Here’s what happened at Ozwater’18

Tony Wong (Chief Executive Officer) and Nora Foley (Research Portfolio Manager) sell the water sensitive message. Our staff and researchers shared their vision for water sensitive cities at the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 conference in Brisbane earlier this month (8–10…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2018

Flexible adaptation planning for water sensitive cities

Abstract Cities have started adapting to uncertain climate drivers such as temperature and sea level rise, and some cities are also transitioning towards concepts such as Water Sensitivity. In adaptation planning, flexibility is considered as an important characteristic to respond…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2018

Nitrogen Removal in Greywater Living Walls: Insights into the Governing Mechanisms

Abstract Nitrogen is a pollutant of great concern when present in excess in surface waters. Living wall biofiltration systems that employ ornamentals and climbing plants are an emerging green technology that has recently demonstrated significant potential to reduce nitrogen concentrations…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Apr 2018

URBAN FUTURES: Delivering Water Sensitive Cities

Urban Futures is delivered by the IWC in partnership with Griffith University and Monash Sustainable Development Institute using a mixture of interactive online sessions including guest speakers from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and a set of accompanying field…
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  • Date Published: 14th May 2018

A new community at Officer Case Study

Officer is an area on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, which had been earmarked as a ‘greenfield’ site for mixed-use development. The multi-functional corridors throughout the development provided ecological and social values, bringing communities closer to nature.
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

Meet our PhDs – Juri Jung

Hi, I am Juri Jung I have a Master of Science (Chemical Engineering) and a graduate certificate in public health. Before starting my PhD studies in 2014, I worked as a scientist in the environmental forensic team at the New…
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  • Date Published: 8th May 2018

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
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