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Ideas for a Water Sensitive Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor

Summary The research synthesis project was led by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) who, in conjunction with experienced researchers and practitioners from the government and industry, undertook an innovative and collaborative co-design process to promote water sensitive outcomes…
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  • Date Published: 30th Sep 2019

Linking greenspace frameworks to delivery of water sensitive cities

Overview Legacies from past land use and water infrastructure planning decisions have greatly altered hydrological functions of urban areas. In some areas, this has reduced areas of green open space to small fragments that are geographically disconnected from each other.…
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  • Date Published: 4th Sep 2019

Vision and Transition Strategy for a Water Sensitive Greater Perth – Implementation Plan 2019-2021

Introduction This Implementation Plan has been developed by the Perth Water Sensitive Transition Network with assistance from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). It outlines the actions and ideas the Water Sensitive Transition Network believe are important…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2019

Promoting Spillover: How Past Behaviors Increase Environmental Intentions by Cueing Self-Perceptions

Abstract Behavioral spillover theory has potential for promoting meaningful behaviour change. Spillover occurs when engagement in environmental behaviors affects the adoption of other environmental behaviors. By testing a new experimental model of spillover, this article is the first to concurrently…
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  • Date Published: 15th Nov 2017

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

Assessment of options to improve amenity and performance of the Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin

The Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin (RBCB) was developed together with surrounding public open space within the Roselea Residential Estate, situated in the City of Stirling, Western Australia. The RBCB is susceptible to algal blooms (Potamogeton cripsus), particularly in the summer…
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  • Date Published: 9th Jul 2019

INFFEWS Value tool: Guideline (Version 1)

The purpose of this document is to provide a readily accessible guideline on how to adjust existing non-market values for application in a new context. It also provides step-by-step rules on how to use the CRCWSC Value tool. This guideline…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jun 2019

Non-market value of Singapore’s ABC Waters Program

Abstract Water sensitive urban design is being done in many countries. In Singapore, the Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters Programme is a long-term strategic initiative of PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, to improve the quality of water and urban liveability.…
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  • Date Published: 16th Mar 2019

Is the urban heat island exacerbated during heatwaves in southern Australian cities?

Abstract The extra-tropical Australian cities of Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth are all affected by summer heatwaves and the urban heat island (UHI) effect. While research has been undertaken on both phenomena individually, they have not been studied in tandem in…
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  • Date Published: 30th Aug 2018

Dual-mode stormwater-greywater biofilters: The impact of alternating water sources on treatment performance

Abstract The intermittent nature of stormwater runoff impacts the treatment performance of biofilters, also known as stormwater biofiltration or bioretention systems and raingardens. During extended dry periods, which are common even in temperate climates, plants can perish, creating unattractive and…
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  • Date Published: 12th Apr 2019

Benefit Cost Analysis Tool training starts soon

What INFFEWS Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) Tool training workshop When 21 May to 20 June Where Various locations Please bring your own laptop to the training Register now Our IRP2 team has developed a comprehensive economic evaluation framework to identify…
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  • Date Published: 7th May 2019

Flexible adaptation planning process for urban adaptation in Melbourne

Abstract Resilience towards climate and socio-economic change can be increased by means of flexible adaptation. In contemporary adaptation planning, building resilience is considered together with objectives such as sustainability, productivity and transformations. An adaptation planning process (termed WSCapp) may be…
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  • Date Published: 24th Apr 2019

Case Study: Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project

Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project Urban development, to cater for a growing urban population, replaces natural vegetated landscapes with roads and buildings. These impervious (hard) surfaces absorb heat but do not store water, leading to higher urban temperatures known…
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  • Date Published: 29th Apr 2019
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