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Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Bendigo

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Bendigo, Victoria, and outlines the broad steps Bendigo should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of nine months of research,…
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  • Date Published: 11th Jul 2018

Meet our PhDs — Paul Satur

Hi, I am Paul Satur I am an environmental and social scientist, having recently completed my PhD with the School of Social Sciences (Monash University) in conjunction with the CRCWSC. For the past 10 years, I have been engaged in…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Jul 2018

Arden Macaulay in Transition: Four adaptive design concepts for drainage and flood management

This report outlines four innovative approaches to drainage and flood management in the Arden Macaulay precinct of Melbourne. These transformative concepts, which have been generated from the Arden Macaulay Design Investigation, investigate how underlying landscapes could inform development scenarios and…
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  • Date Published: 31st Oct 2017

Flexible adaptation planning for water sensitive cities

Abstract Cities have started adapting to uncertain climate drivers such as temperature and sea level rise, and some cities are also transitioning towards concepts such as Water Sensitivity. In adaptation planning, flexibility is considered as an important characteristic to respond…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2018

Nitrogen Removal in Greywater Living Walls: Insights into the Governing Mechanisms

Abstract Nitrogen is a pollutant of great concern when present in excess in surface waters. Living wall biofiltration systems that employ ornamentals and climbing plants are an emerging green technology that has recently demonstrated significant potential to reduce nitrogen concentrations…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Apr 2018

Aquarevo Case Study

Aquarevo is an urban residential development located at Evans Road, Lyndhurst. The site is being developed in a collaboration between the land owner, South East Water, and a property developer, Villawood Properties. By planning at a precinct scale, and with demonstration…
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  • Date Published: 12th Sep 2017

A new community at Officer Case Study

Officer is an area on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, which had been earmarked as a ‘greenfield’ site for mixed-use development. The multi-functional corridors throughout the development provided ecological and social values, bringing communities closer to nature.
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

Preparing for disruptions: A diagnostic strategic planning intervention for sustainable development

Abstract Despite the emphasis on sustainable development in some of the contemporary planning and policy rhetoric, we face an implementation deficit in practice. The impediments to the widespread adoption and successful implementation of sustainable infrastructure in cities' critical sectors—such as…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jan 2017

A methodology to enable exploratory thinking in strategic planning

Abstract It is widely accepted that the traditional predict-then-act approach to long-term planning for delivery of public services, such as energy, water or transportation, cannot withstand uncertainties and complexities associated with issues such as population growth, changing demands and climate…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Feb 2016

Non-market valuation of water sensitive systems and practices

Clearwater, in collaboration with Melbourne Water, will host the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) IRP2 to deliver a seminar on the economic evaluation framework. The IRP2 research project   is developing an economic evaluation framework to help identify and incorporate financial,…
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Mediating the science-policy interface: Insights from the urban water sector in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract This paper empirically examines through a single case study three theoretical models of science-policy interactions identified in the literature: science-push, policy-pull and co-production. Although the literature is clear that reliance on orderly linear models of knowledge transfer from science…
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  • Date Published: 10th Feb 2018

Simulating flood risk under non-stationary climate and urban development conditions – Experimental setup for multiple hazards and a variety of scenarios

Abstract A framework for assessing economic flood damage for a large number of climate and urban development scenarios with limited computational effort is presented. Response surfaces are applied to characterize flood damage based on physical variables describing climate-driven hazards and…
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  • Date Published: 28th Feb 2018

Help us create a better CRCWSC website

We’re working to make the CRCWSC website more useable and accessible, and we really need your input, as website users. You can help by completing this short survey about utility and accessibility. The survey should take only 5 minutes to…
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  • Date Published: 20th Mar 2018

Get involved in designing a brighter urban future

Briony Rogers The Our Future Cities 2018 program offers four seminars from practitioners currently leading the way in shaping sustainable, liveable, socially just and resilient future cities. The seminar series—organised by Paul Satur (a past CRCWSC PhD student) and Simon…
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Understanding urban water performance at the city-region scale using an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Abstract Water sensitive interventions are being promoted to reduce the adverse impacts of urban development on natural water cycles. However it is currently difficult to know the best strategy for their implementation because current and desired urban water performance is…
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  • Date Published: 8th Feb 2018
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