Monitoring and evaluation

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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

The impact of urbanisation and stormwater management practices on water balances and nutrient pathways in areas of high groundwater: a review of recent literature

The need to understand the impact of urbanisation and changing land use on water and solute mass balances in the groundwater underlying urban areas has been increasingly recognised over the past 25 years. Groundwater resources are now included, for example,…
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  • Date Published: 6th Nov 2018

Meet our PhDs – Adam Shypanski

Hi, I am Adam Shypanski I have a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering) from the University of Alberta (Canada), and a Master of Science (Environmental Engineering) from Western University (Canada). Before starting my PhD studies, I worked in the environmental…
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  • Date Published: 5th Jun 2018

Microbial quality of untreated stormwater in Australian catchments: human health perspectives

Summary Reusing stormwater runoff can improve water security by reducing demand for ground water and potable water supplies. Whilst the number of stormwater harvesting schemes in Australia is increasing, the full potential of stormwater as an alternate water source is…
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  • Date Published: 1st Aug 2017

A guide for monitoring the performance of WSUD elements in areas with high groundwater

Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) is an approach for the planning and design of urban environments that is sensitive to water sustainability, resilience, and environmental protection. The approach integrates the urban water cycle (including potable water, wastewater, and stormwater) into…
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  • Date Published: 22nd May 2017

Remotely sensed thermal pollution and its relationship with energy consumption and industry in a rapidly urbanizing Chinese city

Abstract Taking the city of Xiamen, China, as an example, we used thermal infrared remote sensing to detect thermal pollution, and examined its relationship to energy consumption and the industrial economy. Monthly changes in 2002 and dynamics throughout the period…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jun 2013

An exploration of temperature metrics for further developing the heat-health weather warning system in Hong Kong

Abstract Background. The current weather warning system aims to reduce mortality from heat and cold stress but still has room to be improved in terms of incorporating other temperature metrics. The aim of this study is to determine how extreme…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jan 2013

Comparison of machine learning techniques and variables for groundwater dissolved organic nitrogen prediction in an urban area

Abstract Dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) are typically the main focus of nutrient management strategies; however, some studies have found that dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) can be the dominant form of total nitrogen (TN) in several Australian estuaries and catchments. To…
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  • Date Published: 24th Aug 2016

The impact of urbanisation on hydrology in areas with significant groundwater surface water interactions: Three case studies

Abstract In the context of Project B2.4 "Hydrology and nutrient transport processes in surface water groundwater systems" of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, this paper presents an investigation of three case studies in Perth, Western Australia, where WSUD control…
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  • Date Published: 30th Nov 2013

Ecohydrology and stormwater nutrient attenuation performance of constructed wetland in Western Australia

Abstract The present study investigated ecohydrology and urban stormwater nutrient attenuation of Anvil Way Compensation Basin (AWCB) of Western Australia. This constructed wetland enjoys stormwater runoff through main inlet and an ungauged drain plus groundwater input, and discharges at main…
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  • Date Published: 7th Jul 2015

Effect of hydrological variability on the performance of stormwater constructed wetlands: Assessment of the gaps in current modelling approaches

Abstract In order to design stormwater constructed wetlands (CW) for the improved efficiency in terms of nutrient reduction and flood attenuation, designers seek assistance from numerical models to justify different criteria. While there is a wide range of models based on…
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  • Date Published: 29th Aug 2016

Using multi-tracer inference to move beyond single-catchment ecohydrology

Abstract Protecting or restoring aquatic ecosystems in the face of growing anthropogenic pressures requires an understanding of hydrological and biogeochemical functioning across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Recent technological and methodological advances have vastly increased the number and diversity of…
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  • Date Published: 1st Sep 2016

Stormwater nutrient attenuation in a constructed wetland with alternating surface and subsurface flow pathways: Event to annual dynamics

Abstract Among different Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) options, constructed wetlands (CWs) are widely used to protect and support downstream urban waterways from stormwater nutrients. This analysis assessed the nutrient attenuation ability of a novel CW in Western Australia that…
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  • Date Published: 15th Dec 2016

Are our urban streams on fire? Using studies on fire to learn about the Urban Stream Syndrome

Abstract The Urban Stream Syndrome is a term applied to describe the multiple impacts urbanisation has on aquatic ecosystems. Altered hydrology is considered to be the dominant stressor driving the syndrome. However, the current focus on hydrology may overshadow the…
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  • Date Published: 31st Jul 2016
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