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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

Ideas for Vic. Planning Controls

This "Ideas for Vic Planning Controls" document outlines a potential approach to improve stormwater management in Victoria, centred around changes to planning controls. It compiles feedback and ideas generated by stakeholders during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the CRCWSC…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 2017

Arden Macaulay framed through water: Design investigation, Stage 1

One of a suite of projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, and  Perth, the Arden Macaulay Project aims to apply a water ‘lens’ to redeveloping Arden Macaulay, an old industrial brownfield site rezoned to enable high-density  housing and other mixed uses, and…
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  • Date Published: 28th Sep 2017

Join Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s executive team

Two exciting opportunities exist at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI): Professor and Deputy Director, Research; and Professor and Deputy Director, Enterprise. Professor and Deputy Director, Research This senior academic role will lead MSDI’s interdisciplinary research strategy by facilitating and…
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  • Date Published: 11th Sep 2017

Microbial quality of untreated stormwater in Australian catchments: human health perspectives

Summary Reusing stormwater runoff can improve water security by reducing demand for ground water and potable water supplies. Whilst the number of stormwater harvesting schemes in Australia is increasing, the full potential of stormwater as an alternate water source is…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

Mechanisms for unpacking socio-institutional pathways for change: a research compendium from A4.1

This report brings together a rich body of work from across three key sub-projects of Program A, Project A4.1: institutional capacity, community receptivity, and co-design innovation. It outlines how the insights generated from the key research projects can assist with:…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

Cheryl Batagol awarded Honourary Doctorate from Monash University

On May 21, 2017, Ms Cheryl Batagol was awarded an Honourary Doctorate from Monash University, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and lifetime contribution to sustainability, environmental protection, water, and waste and resource management. The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities…
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  • Date Published: 13th Jun 2017

Pesticide occurrence and spatio-temporal variability in urban run-off across Australia

Abstract Stormwater is a major driving factor of aquatic ecosystem degradation as well as one of the largest untapped urban freshwater resources. We present results from a long-term, multi-catchment study of urban stormwater pesticides across Australia that addresses this dichotomous…
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  • Date Published: 15th May 2017

Water in the city: Green open spaces, land use planning and flood management – An Australian case study

Abstract With increasing worldwide recognition of the influence of urban development on the hydrological functions of water, there is growing pressure for urban planning to play a greater role in water resources management. Planning for green open spaces in particular…
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  • Date Published: 20th Apr 2017
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