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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

A guide for monitoring the performance of WSUD elements in areas with high groundwater

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach for the planning and design of urban environments that is sensitive to water sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection. The approach integrates the urban water cycle (including potable water, wastewater, and stormwater) into…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2017

Groundwater management for urban development in Perth

This introductory session will discuss concepts associated with development in areas of high groundwater. It will provide an outline of the Department of Water guideline water resource considerations when controlling groundwater levels in urban development (2013) and highlights issues and…
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  • Date Published: 15th May 2017
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