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Easy access to WSC resources: free webinar

What:  Date:  Time: Venue:  FREE CRCWSC Web Tour Thursday 28 November 4.00pm – 5.00pm (AEST) Webinar (remote) Register here After seven productive years of research and adoption activities, the CRCWSC web site is full of resources and tools that support…
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  • Date Published: 19th Nov 2019

Two Tranche 1 PhDs exhibit research

We congratulate two PhD students for their exhibition about their research at the MADA Faculty Gallery last month.   PhDs Gyongyver Engloner and Daniel Nyandega were attached to the CRCWSC’s Tranche 1 project D5.1 – Urban intensification and green infrastructure. PhD…
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  • Date Published: 22nd Oct 2019

New case studies reveal WSC innovations and lessons

We like to profile recently completed projects to highlight the drivers, innovations and lessons learnt, because we know that sharing knowledge encourages research adoption and spurs innovation. Artistic impression of implementation initiative #25 - Create the Maribyrnong River Cultural Precinct…
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  • Date Published: 22nd Oct 2019

Estimating the economic benefits of Urban Heat Island mitigation – Economic Analysis

Introduction This report documents the application of a benefit estimation methodology for the estimation of economic values produced by urban heat island (UHI) mitigation in a new suburban development through urban greening and integrated water management (IWM). It presents the…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Estimating the economic benefits of Urban Heat Island mitigation – Biophysical Aspects

Introduction This report documents the work undertaken by E2DESIGN and Monash University in assessing the impact of different policy settings on the biophysical environment, including urban warmth, of a de-identified case study suburban landscape in Melbourne[1].  The partner report produced…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

The Influence of Statutory Land Use Planning on Water Sensitive Design Practices (Stormwater Conference 2018 presentation)

Introduction to the research Objective: to use case studies to examine how statutory land use planning (SLUP) influences the adoption of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices. The findings of the research will help to build SLUP systems that better…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2019

Guiding integrated urban and water planning (Ozwater’19 conference paper)

Abstract The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) research project, Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning (IRP3) recognises that achieving innovative water sensitive outcomes requires greater integration between urban and water planning. The new project aims to explore how urban…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jul 2019

Quantifying the hydrological performance of infill development

Abstract Water performance will be an important design criterion for urban development in Australia’s cities, to mitigate the adverse impacts of urban densification and expansion on hydrology, water quality, and water use efficiency. We demonstrate how one aspect, hydrological performance,…
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  • Date Published: 7th May 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

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
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