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The impact of urbanisation and stormwater management practices on water balances and nutrient pathways in areas of high groundwater: a review of recent literature

The need to understand the impact of urbanisation and changing land use on water and solute mass balances in the groundwater underlying urban areas has been increasingly recognised over the past 25 years. Groundwater resources are now included, for example,…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

New report tackles groundwater issues for new WA community

What happens when a new development site in an aspiring water sensitive city faces significant water management and urban design challenges? The development manager (PEET) and the land owner (the WA Department of Communities) calls in the CRCWSC to work…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

National Research Adoption Tour

Join us for an information session where local practitioners in collaboration with the CRCWSC will demonstrate how tools developed by the CRCWSC have been applied to projects to support transitions to water sensitive cities and how they can be used…
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Josh’s House

Josh’s House is an innovative housing-scale sustainable design and construction project based in Hilton WA, led by environmental scientist and national media personality Dr Josh Byrne in conjunction with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living. Consisting of…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Waterwise Council Program

The Waterwise Council Program established in 2009 is a partnership between the Water Corporation (WA water utility) and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. It aims to build a cooperative working relationship with local governments, to improve water use…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Kalamunda managed aquifer recharge project

The Hartfield Park managed aquifer recharge (MAR) project in the Shire of Kalumunda involves recharging an aquifer under controlled conditions to store water for later abstraction for irrigation use. The scheme harvests approximately 30% of high flows (25–50kL/yr) from an…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Social preferences for land uses in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones: a choice experiment analysis

Buffer zones are commonly applied to wastewater treatment plants to manage the area impacted by odour. They require a large area with land use controls to exclude odour sensitive land uses, such as residential. How that land is best used…
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  • Date Published: 12th Sep 2018

CRCWSC hosts a water and wellbeing event in WA

The CRCWSC’s Western Region, headed by regional manager Emma Yuen, hosted a workshop and networking event on water and wellbeing for local industry practitioners in late July. It was held in partnership with the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC),…
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  • Date Published: 11th Sep 2018

IRP1 Workshop 3 in Perth – Influencing Policy

The purpose of this workshop was to 1) build the capacity of the Water Sensitive Transition Network to influence policy agendas and political leaders; and 2) to develop refined pitches and influencing strategies for four specific objectives in Perth (further…
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Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Perth

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Greater Perth, WA, and outlines the broad steps the city should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of the Cooperative…
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  • Date Published: 13th Aug 2018

Understanding social preferences for land use in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones

Abstract This study explores community preferences regarding alternative land uses in wastewater treatment plant buffer zones in Western Australia. The study uses the choice experiment method, and is the first study to apply this method to the context of wastewater…
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  • Date Published: 22nd Jun 2018

Adaptation Tipping Points of a Wetland under a Drying Climate

Abstract Wetlands experience considerable alteration to their hydrology, which typically contributes to a decline in their overall ecological integrity. Wetland management strategies aim to repair wetland hydrology and attenuate wetland loss that is associated with climate change. However, decision makers…
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  • Date Published: 24th Feb 2018
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