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Clearwater Masterclass Series 2018

Building the capacity of professionals across Victoria to deliver resilient and liveable cities and towns through integrated place-based planning. Join Clearwater and Monash Sustainable Development Institute to explore best practice in Integrated Water Management (IWM) and practical skills to build…
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  • Date Published: 16th Jan 2018

Assessment of urban pluvial flood risk and efficiency of adaptation options through simulations – A new generation of urban planning tools

Abstract We present a new framework for flexible testing of flood risk adaptation strategies in a variety of urban development and climate scenarios. This framework couples the 1D-2D hydrodynamic simulation package MIKE FLOOD with the agent-based urban development model DAnCE4Water…
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  • Date Published: 9th May 2017

Perceptions of thermal comfort in heatwave and non-heatwave conditions in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract Heatwaves can cause discomfort and illnesses due to heat stress. However, how people perceive thermal comfort and adapt to extreme heat conditions on heatwave days is uncertain. Most outdoor thermal comfort studies have been conducted under non-extreme conditions and…
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  • Date Published: 9th Sep 2016

Preliminary evidence suggests freshwater turtles respond positively to an environmental water delivery during drought

Abstract Environmental flows (e-flows) are a common management tool to improve the health of flow-regulated river systems and their biota. The effect of e-flows on fish, waterbirds and vegetation has been assessed in Australia, but their influence on turtles remains…
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  • Date Published: 9th Mar 2017

Urban water metabolism indicators derived from a water mass balance – Bridging the gap between visions and performance assessment of urban water resource management

Abstract Improving resource management in urban areas has been enshrined in visions for achieving sustainable urban areas, but to date it has been difficult to quantify performance indicators to help identify more sustainable outcomes, especially for water resources. In this…
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  • Date Published: 29th May 2017

Stormwater Biofilters as Barriers against Campylobacter jejuni, Cryptosporidium Oocysts and Adenoviruses; Results from a Laboratory Trial

Abstract Biofilters are a widely used stormwater treatment technology. However; other than some evidence regarding non-pathogenic indicator microorganisms; there are significant knowledge gaps in the capacity of stormwater biofilters to remove actual pathogens and how this removal is impacted by…
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  • Date Published: 6th Dec 2017

Development of the VTUF-3D v1.0 urban micro-climate model to support assessment of urban vegetation influences on human thermal comfort

Abstract With urban areas facing longer duration heat-waves and temperature extremes from climate change and growing urban development, adaptation strategies are needed to protect city residents. Examining the role that increased tree cover and water availability can have on human…
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  • Date Published: 12th Jan 2018

The Sensitivity of Urban Meteorology to Soil Moisture Boundary Conditions: A Case Study in Melbourne, Australia

Abstract The sensitivity of near-surface urban meteorological conditions to three different soil moisture initialization experiments under heat-wave conditions is investigated for the city of Melbourne, Australia. The Weather Research and Forecasting Model is used to simulate a domain over Melbourne…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jul 2017

Modelling transitions in urban water systems

Abstract Long term planning of urban water infrastructure requires acknowledgement that transitions in the water system are driven by changes in the urban environment, as well as societal dynamics. Inherent to the complexity of these underlying processes is that the…
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  • Date Published: 1st Dec 2017

It’s what you do and where you do it: Perceived similarity in household water saving behaviours

Abstract In the face of continued environmental degradation, policy makers need to accelerate public uptake of pro-environmental behaviours. Promoting behaviours which catalyse the adoption of other similar behaviours through the spillover effect has been proposed as a potential solution. This…
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  • Date Published: 21st Oct 2017

We’re Hiring! Portfolio Manager (Operations)

Click here for more information on how to apply An exciting employment opportunity has came up at the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). The CRCWSC is looking for a new employee to take on the role of…
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  • Date Published: 9th Jan 2018

Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive city-regions Proof of concept for an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Water-Energy-Carbon Research Group and Griffith University’s Urban Research Program further developed and used the concept of urban metabolism to evaluate the water resource management at city-region and meso-urban scales. Urban metabolism is a concept…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 2017

Trees for a cool city: Guidelines for optimised tree placement

Trees for a cool city   provides guidelines on placing street trees for the largest cooling benefits for human thermal comfort. It explains where to place trees within street design and orientation, and emphasises the use of urban water management to…
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  • Date Published: 15th Nov 2017

Design of the public realm to enhance thermal comfort

Improving thermal comfort in the public realm lifts the amenity of these areas and provides  specific human health benefits. The attached Industry Note summarises research on how  to: • identify thermal comfort investment priorities; and • design thermally comfortable outdoor…
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  • Date Published: 1st Nov 2017

Greening the Pipeline Site Visit

Overview The   Greening the Pipeline   project aims to transform Melbourne’s Main Outfall Sewer (MOS) reserve into a linear parkland to enhance liveability in Melbourne’s West. Join Clearwater, Melbourne Water, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and The City of Wyndham…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Oct 2017

Water and energy innovation on display

Aquarevo Discovery Centre — Case Study Launch (function($) { "use strict"; $(document).ready(function ($) { stmPlayIframeVideo(); }); /* Custom func */ function stmPlayIframeVideo() { $('.stm_video_preview').click(function(){ $(this).addClass('video_preloader_hidden'); var addPlay = $(this).closest('.stm_video_wrapper').find('iframe').attr('src'); $(this).closest('.stm_video_wrapper').find('.wpb_video_wrapper').addClass('video_autoplay_true'); $(this).closest('.stm_video_wrapper').find('iframe').attr('src', addPlay + '&autoplay=1'); }); }; })(jQuery); South east of…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Tony Wong delivers the 2017 Deakin Oration

Professor Tony Wong, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, was honoured to deliver this year’s Deakin Oration on Thursday 31 August in Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Victoria. Established by the Victorian Parliament, the Deakin Oration provides…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Changing household water consumption practices after drought in three Australian cities

Abstract One of the major challenges of moving toward more sustainable and water sensitive futures is to change people's everyday water consumption habits. The experience of the Millennium drought in Australia (1996–2010) and water restrictions introduced during that time intervened…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2017
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