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Quantifying the hydrological performance of infill development

Abstract Water performance will be an important design criterion for urban development in Australia’s cities, to mitigate the adverse impacts of urban densification and expansion on hydrology, water quality, and water use efficiency. We demonstrate how one aspect, hydrological performance,…
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  • Date Published: 7th May 2019

Flow‐mediated movement of freshwater catfish, Tandanus bostocki, in a regulated semi‐urban river, to inform environments

Abstract Movement and migration of fish are critical for sustaining riverine fish populations. Water resource development alters natural flow regimes and can disconnect habitats and interfere with hydrological cues for fish movement. Environmental flow releases can counter these impacts, but…
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  • Date Published: 12th Feb 2019

Analysing water sensitive urban design options

Abstract Planning for ‘water-sensitive’ infill development has become a priority for sustainable urban development in Australia. With city growth, infill development in vacant or under-used land parcels is becoming a dominant mode of development. However, the current ‘knock-down-rebuild’ approach to…
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  • Date Published: 10th Jan 2019

The Role of Community Champions in Long-Term Sustainable Urban Water Planning

Abstract Community engagement and stewardship are important elements in urban water planning if we are to achieve the vision of water sensitive cities. The aim of this study was to explore how community members could participate in collaborative water planning…
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  • Date Published: 6th Mar 2019

Communicating about sustainable urban water management: community and professional perspectives on water-related terminology

Abstract As approaches to water management begin to encompass broader social and environmental goals, new technical terms have entered the field of water management. Effective communication across professional disciplines, and with community stakeholders, is essential for sustainable urban water management.…
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  • Date Published: 13th Jun 2018

Norman Creek Catchment: Dwelling on Floodscapes

One of a suite of projects in Melbourne, Brisbane, and  Perth, the Norman Creek Project aims to apply a water ‘lens’ to redeveloping the Norman Creek Catchment, a rapidly densifying area with water management issues in close proximity to the…
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  • Date Published: 25th Jun 2018

Water Sensitive Outcomes for infill developments (IRP4)

The presentation delivered by IRP4 Project Leaders – Assoc. Prof. Steven Kenway and Dr. Marguerite Renouf from the University of Queensland and Prof. Nigel Bertram from Monash University – on the 8th March 2018 in WA introduced the IRP4 project.…
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  • Date Published: 19th Mar 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

Influence of pressure main pumping frequency on sulfide formation rates in sanitary sewers

Abstract Reductions to hydraulic flows in sewer networks resulting from water conservation and re-use strategies will change the operational behaviours of our existing sewer infrastructure. For intermittently flowing pressure mains, changes to the duration and frequency of pumping events effect…
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  • Date Published: 19th Jan 2018

Expert opinion on risks to the long-term viability of residential recycled water schemes: An Australian study

Abstract The water sector needs to make efficient and prudent investment decisions by carefully considering the long-term viability of water infrastructure projects. To support the assessment and planning of residential recycled water schemes in Australia, we have sought to clarify…
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  • Date Published: 2nd May 2017

Resource Recovery from Wastewater by Biological Technologies: Opportunities, Challenges, and Prospects

Abstract Limits in resource availability are driving a change in current societal production systems, changing the focus from residues treatment, such as wastewater treatment, toward resource recovery. Biotechnological processes offer an economic and versatile way to concentrate and transform resources…
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  • Date Published: 6th Jan 2017

A mechanistic model for anaerobic phototrophs in domestic wastewater applications: Photo-anaerobic model (PAnM)

Abstract Purple phototrophic bacteria (PPB) have been recently proposed as a key potential mechanism for accumulative biotechnologies for wastewater treatment with total nutrient recovery, low greenhouse gas emissions, and a neutral to positive energy balance. Purple phototrophic bacteria have a…
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  • Date Published: 9th Mar 2017

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

Modelling the long-term effect of wastewater compositions on maximum sulfide and methane production rates of sewer biofilm

Abstract Reliable modelling of sulfide and methane production in sewer systems is required for efficient sewer emission management. Wastewater compositions affect sulfide and methane production kinetics through both its short-term variation influencing the substrate availability to sewer biofilms, and its…
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  • Date Published: 3rd Nov 2017

It’s what you do and where you do it: Perceived similarity in household water saving behaviours

Abstract In the face of continued environmental degradation, policy makers need to accelerate public uptake of pro-environmental behaviours. Promoting behaviours which catalyse the adoption of other similar behaviours through the spillover effect has been proposed as a potential solution. This…

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  • Date Published: 21st Oct 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
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