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Benchmarking, Envisioning and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Greater Sydney: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Sydney, encompassing the Greater Sydney region. This forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research…
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  • Date Published: 12th Dec 2018

Benchmarking, Envisioning and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Townsville: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a WSC vision and transition strategy for Townsville. This process forms part of the Water Sensitive City Visions and Transition Strategies integrated research project (IRP1), which aims…
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  • Date Published: 12th Dec 2018

The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Developing a strategic mindset about influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably. The research community needs to seize such opportunities  (termed  'policy windows') when they do…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

How can scientists have greater influence in policy making?

Policy making is an extremely complex area of politics that brings together many different considerations, contexts, institutions and personalities.   Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision-making (Project A3.3) of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities unpacked some of this…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Nov 2018

Expansion of stormwater quality requirements in the City of Moonee Valley local planning scheme

The City of Moonee Valley, a local government municipality in Melbourne, Victoria, made an amendment (C108) that introduces a new Local Planning Policy, ‘Stormwater Management (Water Sensitive Urban Design)’ to Clause 22.03 of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme. At the…
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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

Angus Creek stormwater and reuse scheme

The Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney (the Sportspark) is an elite international sporting facility, attracting 750,000 visitors per year, which requires substantial volumes of water for irrigation. The Angus Creek stormwater harvesting and reuse scheme (the scheme) extracts excess stormwater flows…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018

Central Park recycled water scheme

A decentralised recycled water system has been delivered within a 5.8ha mixed use high density infill development site in Sydney. Wastewater is collected from precinct buildings (residential, commercial and retail) and an adjacent public sewer with top-up from stormwater runoff…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Benchmarking, Envisioning and Transition Planning for a Water Sensitive Bendigo: Final Case Report

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) was invited to develop a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for Bendigo as part of its Integrated Research Project 1: Visions and Transition Strategies. The project aims to develop…
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  • Date Published: 25th Sep 2018

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

Dr Ashley Wright receives the 2018 Laurenson Medal

Dr Ashley Wright, 2018 Laurenson Medal winner, has developed a technique to revolutionalise the reliability of flood forecasts. “The accurate synthesis of rainfall measurements and estimates that are representative of rainfall coverage over a given catchment will lead to greater…
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  • Date Published: 31st Jul 2018

Overview: IRP3 — Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning

Urban planning in Australia’s major cities has struggled to accommodate population growth in a way that promotes liveability, resilience, sustainability and productivity. To achieve water sensitive outcomes, we need a planning approach that recognises the interlinkages between water, urban form…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jul 2018

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Sydney

This Vision and Transition Strategy defines a vision of a water sensitive future for Greater Sydney, NSW, and outlines the broad steps the city should take to enable a transition towards this future. It is the outcome of a project…
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  • Date Published: 16th Jul 2018
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