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Principles for engaging communities in water sensitive city transitions

Executive Summary The purpose of this report is to provide practical guidance on engaging communities in local water sensitive city transitions. It presents key principles for policymakers and practitioners, especially local and state government, water utilities and catchment management authorities.…
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  • Date Published: 2nd Apr 2020

A behavioral rebound effect

Abstract Pro-environmental behaviors are an important avenue for mitigating environmental impacts. Technological improvements are also a vital tool for reducing environmental damage from consumption. However, their benefits are partially offset by the direct rebound effect, whereby a consumer rationally responds…
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  • Date Published: 4th Feb 2020

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

Enhancing our Dandenong Creek program

This case study delivers a range of waterway enhancements that the community helped to identify. Projects include daylighting a section of Dandenong Creek, creating new fish habitats, installing signage and public amenities, and working with industry to control pollution.  For…
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  • Date Published: 8th 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

Getting the message right: The use of frames, community-friendly terminology and visuals

An important aspect of effectively engaging communities in a water sensitive future is to communicate messages using easy to understand terminology, appealing visuals and suitable message framing. The findings from Project A2.3 indicate that messages need to be tailored to…
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  • Date Published: 16th Oct 2017

Mechanisms for unpacking socio-institutional pathways for change: a research compendium from A4.1

This report brings together a rich body of work from across three key sub-projects of Program A, Project A4.1: institutional capacity, community receptivity, and co-design innovation. It outlines how the insights generated from the key research projects can assist with:…
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  • Date Published: 14th Aug 2017

More than money: how multiple factors influence householder participation in at-source stormwater management

Abstract Urban stormwater run-off is a threat to stream ecosystems. New approaches to stormwater management aim to protect urban streams from such impacts, by retaining, treating and using stormwater at its source. As up to ∼50% of runoff from urban…
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  • Date Published: 6th Dec 2014

Stream experiments at the catchment scale: the challenges and rewards of collaborating with community and government to push policy boundaries

Note: Journal articles and conference papers (and links where available) are available under open access arrangements where possible. Otherwise please contact your institution’s library, the authors, or publishers to organise full access.
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  • Date Published: 8th Aug 2015
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