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Get practical at a conservation conference in May

The Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance is partnering with Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Central Tablelands Landcare to hold the ‘Conservation in action: research to reality’ conference in May. At the conference, you’ll meet industry leaders in…
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  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2018

Valuing Environmental Services Provided by Local Stormwater Management

Abstract Decentralized stormwater management systems deliver a number of environmental services that go beyond the reduction of flood risk, which has been the focus of conventional stormwater systems. Not all of these services may be equally valued by the public,…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2016

Microbial quality of untreated stormwater in Australian catchments: human health perspectives

Summary Reusing stormwater runoff can improve water security by reducing demand for ground water and potable water supplies. Whilst the number of stormwater harvesting schemes in Australia is increasing, the full potential of stormwater as an alternate water source is…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Mechanisms for unpacking socio-institutional pathways for change: a research compendium from A4.1

This report brings together a rich body of work from across three key sub-projects of Program A, Project A4.1: institutional capacity, community receptivity, and co-design innovation. It outlines how the insights generated from the key research projects can assist with:…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

WSC Toolkit and Microclimate Module (NSW)

The WSC Toolkit is a simple-to-use rapid assessment tool for identifying the multiple benefits of a range of water sensitive urban design technology and green infrastructure options in urban environments. Justifying the multiple benefits of implementing such water sensitive assets…
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Framework for the optimization of operation and design of systems with different alternative water sources

Abstract Water security has become an increasing concern for many water system managers due to climate change and increased population. In order to improve the security of supply, alternative sources such as harvested stormwater, recycled wastewater and desalination are becoming…
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  • Date Published: 12th Apr 2017

Pesticide occurrence and spatio-temporal variability in urban run-off across Australia

Abstract Stormwater is a major driving factor of aquatic ecosystem degradation as well as one of the largest untapped urban freshwater resources. We present results from a long-term, multi-catchment study of urban stormwater pesticides across Australia that addresses this dichotomous…
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  • Date Published: 15th May 2017

Valuing the benefits of local stormwater management

Introduction How much is the community willing to pay for additional improvements of local stormwater management? Which benefits are valued the most? Are these preferences reflected in current public policy? A recent study has found that the community places a very high…
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

Alternative Water Sources Pumping Optimisation Tool for the Orange Water Supply System

Abstract These slides were presented on Thursday 23rd of June 2016 to Orange City Council (NSW) and Geolyse to transfer the software tool developed for the optimisation of pumping operations in water distribution systems that use alternative water sources. This…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Jun 2016

Phosphorus Fate and Dynamics in Greywater Biofiltration Systems

Abstract Phosphorus, a critical environmental pollutant, is effectively removed from stormwater by biofiltration systems, mainly via sedimentation and straining. However, the fate of dissolved inflow phosphorus concentrations in these systems is unknown. Given the growing interest in using biofiltration systems…
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  • Date Published: 21st Feb 2017

Integrative risk assessment and management for recycled water schemes: an Australian study

Presentation:  Integrative risk assessment and management for recycled water schemes: an Australian study. Presented by Camilla West at the  6th International Disaster and Risk Conference, 28 August - 1 September 2016, Davos, Switzerland.   Citation: West, C. (2016).  Integrative risk…
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  • Date Published: 28th Aug 2016

Sulfide and methane production in sewer sediments: Field survey and model evaluation

Abstract Sewer sediment processes have been reported to significantly contribute to overall sulfide and methane production in sewers, at a scale comparable to that of sewer biofilms. The physiochemical and biological characteristics of sewer sediments are heterogeneous; however, the variability…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2016

Why do residential recycled water schemes fail? A comprehensive review of risk factors and impact on objectives

Abstract In Australia, recycled water schemes have been implemented in residential developments to contribute to sustainable urban development, improve water supply security and reduce pollutant discharges to the environment. A proportion of these schemes, however, have been decommissioned well before…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2016
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