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INFFEWS Value tool: Guideline (Version 1)

The purpose of this document is to provide a readily accessible guideline on how to adjust existing non-market values for application in a new context. It also provides step-by-step rules on how to use the CRCWSC Value tool. This guideline…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jun 2019

Draft resources for informing better infill design

Our IRP4 (Water sensitive outcomes for infill developments) team has prepared two new resources in draft for consultation—a typologies catalogue of dwelling designs for water sensitive infill development, and an evaluation framework that provides consistent and objective methods for evaluating…
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  • Date Published: 18th Jun 2019

Chris Chesterfield discusses Birrarung Council

As Chair of Birrarung Council, the statutory body established under new legislation in 2018 as a ‘voice of the Yarra River’, our Strategic Director Engagement, Chris Chesterfield, has been busy discussing the Council’s work and priorities. The role of the…
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  • Date Published: 4th Jun 2019

Goulburn workshops inspire community champions

It’s sometimes easier to see a water sensitive community in action than to describe one. This was certainly the case at the recent community visioning workshops we facilitated in collaboration with Goulburn Mulwaree Council and WaterNSW. Feeling inspired and enthusiastic,…
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  • Date Published: 4th Jun 2019

Ozwater’19: it’s a wrap!

The annual OzWater international water conference and exhibition is always an outstanding opportunity to build relationships and share information among the water industry, and OzWater’19 didn’t disappoint. We made the most of the three-day event in Melbourne from 7–9 May…
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  • Date Published: 21st May 2019

Enter the Winter School Urban Design Challenge!

What Winter School Urban Design Challenge—Water And Energy Systems Integration When 24–28 June 2019 Where The University of Queensland, St Lucia Registration closes 14 June. Total places limited to 65. REGISTER NOW The challenge Regional population is growing, but how…
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  • Date Published: 21st May 2019

Street trees drastically reduce urban heat in Dubbo

What happens when an Australian inland regional council strategically plants street trees on one of its hottest and busiest streets, using CRCWSC research and recommended tools as a guide? The council reduces land surface temperature by a massive 20˚C and…
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Chris Tanner to present on ShapingSEQ

What Landscape Irrigation Conference and Exhibition 2019 When 18–20 June 2019 Where Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland Chris Tanner will be on stage on Tuesday 18 June 2019 from 4.00–4.30 pm. REGISTER NOW Register now to see our…
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Is the urban heat island exacerbated during heatwaves in southern Australian cities?

Abstract The extra-tropical Australian cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth are all affected by summer heatwaves and the urban heat island (UHI) effect. While research has been undertaken on both phenomena individually, they have not been studied in tandem in…
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  • Date Published: 30th Aug 2018

Dual-mode stormwater-greywater biofilters: The impact of alternating water sources on treatment performance

Abstract The intermittent nature of stormwater runoff impacts the treatment performance of biofilters, also known as stormwater biofiltration or bioretention systems and raingardens. During extended dry periods, which are common even in temperate climates, plants can perish, creating unattractive and…
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  • Date Published: 12th Apr 2019

Benefit Cost Analysis Tool training starts soon

What INFFEWS Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Tool training workshop When 21 May to 20 June Where Various locations Please bring your own laptop to the training Register now Our IRP2 team has developed a comprehensive economic evaluation framework to identify…
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  • Date Published: 7th May 2019

Flexible adaptation planning process for urban adaptation in Melbourne

Abstract Resilience towards climate and socio-economic change can be increased by means of flexible adaptation. In contemporary adaptation planning, building resilience is considered together with objectives such as sustainability, productivity and transformations. An adaptation planning process (termed WSCapp) may be…
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  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2019

Case Study: Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project

Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project Urban development, to cater for a growing urban population, replaces natural vegetated landscapes with roads and buildings. These impervious (hard) surfaces absorb heat but do not store water, leading to higher urban temperatures known…
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  • Date Published: 29th Apr 2019
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