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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…
  • Date Published: 30th Aug 2018

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…
  • Date Published: 7th May 2019

Cooler, greener Adelaide: shaping our future city

What:               Cooler, greener Adelaide: shaping our future city forum and showcase When:              Wednesday 20 March 2019, 5pm–9pm Where:             Adelaide Convention Centre Register now. It's free! It’s been another hot and dry summer in Adelaide. In January 2019,…
  • Date Published: 5th Mar 2019

Adelaide progresses its transition to a water sensitive city

Adelaide is on track for transitioning to a water sensitive city, with industry stakeholders in South Australia meeting to discuss the strategic direction for the city’s urban water planning. The ‘Water for a Vibrant Adelaide’ workshop, in November last year,…
  • Date Published: 19th Feb 2019

CRCWSC Tranche 3 Roadshow (beyond 2021) – Adelaide

The Tranche 3 team are travelling the nation for the T3 consultation process, which will take place in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The roadshow is designed to share the outputs from the T3 Development Workshop on 5-6 December…

National Research Adoption Tour

Join us for an information session where local practitioners in collaboration with the CRCWSC will demonstrate how tools developed by the CRCWSC have been applied to projects to support transitions to water sensitive cities and how they can be used…

Salisbury alternative water scheme

Non-drinking water in the City of Salisbury is called ‘Salisbury Water’ and is a mix of treated stormwater and native groundwater which is used to irrigate parks, reserves, and schools. It is also used in industry and for toilet/garden use…
  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Optimization of Pumping Costs and Harvested Volume for a Stormwater Harvesting System

Abstract A harvested stormwater and managed aquifer recharge system has been analyzed through both simulation sensitivity analysis and optimization to reduce operational pumping costs and increase the volume of water harvested. The simulation sensitivity analysis explored increasing the size of…
  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2018

IRP4 takes off with a field trip to Adelaide and Perth

IRP4—Water sensitive outcomes for infill developments—is a new project delivered as part of the CRCWSC’s Tranche 2 research program. The project aims to integrate urban design and urban water system modelling/optimisation, focusing particularly on infill developments occurring in Australian cities.…
  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2018

Irrigation trialled for cooling Adelaide Airport

SA Water and Adelaide Airport commenced an irrigation trial in 2015, with the idea to use stormwater to irrigate the flight strips to maintain appropriate vegetative cover and to assess the possibility of expanding irrigation to the large buffers around…
  • Date Published: 10th Apr 2018