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Riparian Design Guidelines to Inform the Ecological Repair of Urban Waterways

Riparian zones, the strips of land that run adjacent to streams and rivers, support an array of ecological processes important for healthy, well-functioning waterways. There is a strong incentive to manage and protect riparian zones because repairing a relatively small…
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  • Date Published: 20th Oct 2017

Cost-effective Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in an Urban River Catchment

Emissions of nitrogen and phosphorus from various sources into urban waterways cause algal  blooms and generally degrade delicate aquatic ecosystems. Perth’s Canning River is a prime example,  and yet protecting it from these emissions has been a policy challenge for…
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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

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

Cost-effective Strategies to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus Emissions in an Urban River Catchment

Emissions of nutrients from non-point sources such as gardens, agriculture, public open space, sports fields and septic tanks pose an ongoing threat to the ecological health of Western Australia’s Swan Canning Estuary, a system with high recreational and ecological value…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

3rd Water Sensitive Cities Conference: Day 1 Wrap-up

“We have a duty to build cities that are sensitive to water.” Dr Noel Nannup, Noongar Elder What a glorious Perth day to kick off the 3rd Water Sensitive Cities Conference! Dr Noel Nannup provided a profound Welcome to Country,…
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  • Date Published: 18th Jul 2017

NWW Training Sessions – Maintenance

Maintenance issues are continually raised in opposition of the installation of WSUD infrastructure. This training session will discuss what actions are really needed, when they should be done and by whom. So come along and learn how to talk with…
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  • Date Published: 29th Jun 2017

NWW Training Sessions – Retrofitting for WSUD

Retrofitting of traditional pipe and pit drainage systems to incorporate WSUD approaches is able to deliver multiple benefits to the community and environment, and often results in a system that is more cost effective to maintain and replace. This session…
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  • Date Published: 29th Jun 2017
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