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MSDI releases annual impact report 2018

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) has just released its annual impact report for 2018, outlining its research, education and innovation activities towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The MSDI is focused on generating change at scale for the…
  • Date Published: 18th Jun 2019

Non-market value of Singapore’s ABC Waters Program

Abstract Water sensitive urban design is being done in many countries. In Singapore, the Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters Programme is a long-term strategic initiative of PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, to improve the quality of water and urban liveability.…
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  • Date Published: 16th Mar 2019

RISE science panel addresses human exposure pathways

RISE International Scientific and Advisory Panel and Leadership team How are children in informal settlements in developing countries really getting sick? What are the human exposure pathways to illness in these settlements? And to what extent is water a pathway?…
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  • Date Published: 19th Feb 2019

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

We check in with Singapore’s International Water Week

Source: Australian Water Partnership (https://waterpartnership.org.au/outcomes-from-singapore-international-water-week/). Professor Tony Wong (CEO), Professor Jurg Keller (Chief Research Officer), Professor Rob Skinner (Deputy Chairman of our board and Director of Monash Water Sensitive Cities), Ms Kerrie Burge (International Engagement Manager—Asia Pacific) and Ms Katie…
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  • Date Published: 25th Sep 2018

Professor Tony Wong receives 2018 IWA Global Water Award

The International Water Association (IWA) awarded its prestigious 2018 Global Water Award to our CEO, Professor Tony Wong. The biennial award recognises individuals who, through innovative leadership and practice, are driving change in water management. View announcement of the award…
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  • Date Published: 5th Sep 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

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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From research to action (Part 2)

Reflecting on knowledge gained since 2012: how to plan urban spaces Earlier this month, we presented some examples from Program A (Society) and its insights into the social drivers of and barriers to creating water sensitive cities – like how…
  • Date Published: 30th Oct 2017

Healthy communities through clean water

Clean and reliable water – it’s a simple concept that goes right to the heart of why the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) exists. But in 2017, water free of harmful bacteria, sewage, and disease-carrying insects remains…
  • Date Published: 13th Jun 2017

Impact of climate change on extreme rainfall and drainage design (Project B1.3)

Overview In the study of climate change, rainfall projections on the time scale of minutes are of particular interest to Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) to support its climate change adaptation plans for drainage infrastructure. However, due to limitations in…
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Summary of Research Outputs (Tranche 1, 2012/13 – 2016/17) – Version 2 (released June 2017)

This document presents a summary of the research outputs delivered by the CRCWSC during its first phase, or Tranche 1, from 2012/13 through to 2016/17. This summary provides a quick guide to the key research outputs and how they relate…
  • Date Published: 5th Jun 2017

Predicting rainfall in a changing climate

Rumpelstiltskin may have spun gold from straw, but could he have derived local rainfall projections from global climate models? When it comes to developing infrastructure for water sensitive cities in a climate-changed world, information about future local rainfall patterns is…
  • Date Published: 10th Nov 2014
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