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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

Hierarchical multi-taxa models inform riparian vs. hydrologic restoration of urban streams in a permeable landscape

Abstract The degradation of streams caused by urbanization tends to follow predictable patterns; however, there is a growing appreciation for heterogeneity in stream response to urbanization due to the local geoclimatic context. Furthermore, there is building evidence that streams in…
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  • Date Published: 23rd Jan 2018

Ideas for the Subiaco Strategic Resource Precinct

The Water Corporation of Western Australia has developed the Strategic Resource Precinct concept – also known as “buffertopia” – to transform the way it manages its wastewater treatment plants and the buffer zones that surround them. The result is a…
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  • Date Published: 7th Nov 2017

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
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