Water systems planning

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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

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

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

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

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

Currumbin Ecovillage wastewater management

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. A sewerage treatment plant located within the development accepts and…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 2018

Currumbin Ecovillage rainwater harvesting

The Currumbin Ecovillage is a 147 lot development over 270 acres of land in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The development contains community title blocks which range from 400 to 1400m2. All of the water supplied to the houses in the…
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  • Date Published: 9th Oct 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

Salisbury alternative water scheme

Non-drinking water in the City of Salisbury is called ‘Salisbury Water’ and is a mix of treated stormwater and native groundwater which is used to irrigate parks, reserves, and schools. It is also used in industry and for toilet/garden use…
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  • Date Published: 8th Oct 2018
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