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URBAN FUTURES: Delivering Water Sensitive Cities

Urban Futures is delivered by the IWC in partnership with Griffith University and Monash Sustainable Development Institute using a mixture of interactive online sessions including guest speakers from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and a set of accompanying field…
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  • Date Published: 14th May 2018

Understanding urban water performance at the city-region scale using an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Abstract Water sensitive interventions are being promoted to reduce the adverse impacts of urban development on natural water cycles. However it is currently difficult to know the best strategy for their implementation because current and desired urban water performance is…
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  • Date Published: 8th Feb 2018

Urban water metabolism indicators derived from a water mass balance – Bridging the gap between visions and performance assessment of urban water resource management

Abstract Improving resource management in urban areas has been enshrined in visions for achieving sustainable urban areas, but to date it has been difficult to quantify performance indicators to help identify more sustainable outcomes, especially for water resources. In this…
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  • Date Published: 29th May 2017

Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive city-regions Proof of concept for an urban water metabolism evaluation framework

Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Water-Energy-Carbon Research Group and Griffith University’s Urban Research Program further developed and used the concept of urban metabolism to evaluate the water resource management at city-region and meso-urban scales. Urban metabolism is a concept…
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  • Date Published: 20th Dec 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

Are we there yet? Integrated water sensitive open space planning for climate change adaptation

Abstract Water sensitive planning has been touted as an important climate change adaptation response to the increasing frequency and severity of both flooding and drought episodes. In particular, open space planning can play an important role in water sensitive cities…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2014

Multi-stakeholder scenarios for decision-making in the face of climate change: the matter of scale

Abstract There is widespread recognition that climate change will affect cities and regions worldwide. Projected impacts of climate change will be spatially non-uniform and the ability of communities to respond to those impacts will also vary significantly. Assisting multi-level decision-making…
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  • Date Published: 1st Oct 2014

Advancing the adaptation of the water resource sector in highly urbanised regions across Australia

Abstract The latest Australian State of the Climate report points to key changes in rainfall averages across the country. For example, the report indicates a declining trend in winter rainfall in the southwest and southeast. With climate change predicted to…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2014

Water sensitive cities and regions: tackling threats to water resources in metropolitan areas.

Abstract Globally, water resources management in urbanised areas is facing increased pressures and challenges. Pressures range from an increased demand for water supply and a decline in water quality due to ongoing population growth through to climate change impacts. To…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2014

Connecting land-use and water planning: Prospects for an urban water metabolism approach

Abstract The current fabric of urban areas is largely the result of past land development and land-use planning decisions. Historically, there was relatively little consideration of the impact of these decisions upon hydrological systems within and outside urban areas. Despite…
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  • Date Published: 1st Feb 2017

Talking water sensitive cities in China

A large contingent of CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) researchers and partner organisations travelled to China recently for the International Low Impact Development Conference in Beijing and the China-Australia Water Sensitive City Summit in Kunshan. Twenty-one CRCWSC representatives presented…
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  • Date Published: 26th Jul 2016

Catchment scale landscape planning for water sensitive city-regions in an age of climate change (Project B1.2)

Overview Cities are not isolated entities - they exist within, connect with and ultimately depend on landscapes which extend far beyond their actual built edge or boundary. A water sensitive city needs to be understood in relation to its broader…
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Urban metabolism for planning water sensitive cities

This report compiles and summarises the research activities leading up to the first milestone for the urban metabolism component of Project B1.2. The output is an urban water metabolism evaluation framework (UMEF4Water), which helps conceptualise urban water management more holistically and…
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  • Date Published: 29th Feb 2016
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