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Catchment scale landscape planning for water sensitive city-regions in an age of climate change (Project B1.2)

Overview Cities are not isolated entities - they exist within, connect with and ultimately depend on landscapes which extend far beyond their actual built edge or boundary. A water sensitive city needs to be understood in relation to its broader…
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Social-technical flood resilience in water sensitive cities – quantitative spatio-temporal flood risk modelling in an urban context (Project B4.1)

Overview Recent urban floods have highlighted the need for integrating the planning of urban water systems with other aspects, notably spatial urban planning processes. A number of worldwide studies have found that water in an urban context needs to be…
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Social-Technical Flood Resilience in Water Sensitive Cities – Adaptation across spatial & temporal scales (Project B4.2)

Overview In recent years the prolonged drought in Australia has been interrupted by heavy rainfall causing flooding in many urban and rural areas. Rules for responding and adapting to changing flood and drought risks, in an integrated fashion, are still…
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Impact of climate change on extreme rainfall and drainage design (Project B1.3)

Overview In the study of climate change, rainfall projections on the time scale of minutes are of particular interest to Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) to support its climate change adaptation plans for drainage infrastructure. However, due to limitations in…
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Protection and restoration of urban freshwater ecosystems: informing management and planning (Project B2.23)

Overview Rivers, streams, waterways and wetlands are important components of urban landscapes. These freshwater habitats are valuable to people because they help create a safe environment by mitigating flooding and keeping our water clean. Unfortunately, streams face many threats including…
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Hydrology and nutrient transport processes in groundwater/surface water systems (Project B2.4)

Overview In many urban regions of Australia, the interactions between groundwater and surface water strongly impact the overall urban hydrology affecting the effectiveness of water sensitive urban design (WSUD). This project is designed to advance the understanding of how water…
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Cities as Water Supply Catchments: Green cities and microclimate (Project B3.1)

Overview Reduced water availability and vegetation cover, as well as the high thermal mass of impervious surfaces associated with urban development, limit evapotranspiration in urban areas, leading to unique urban climates in Australia. At the city-scale, this transformation can lead…
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The design of the public realm to enhance urban microclimates (Project B3.2)

Overview Thoughtful design of the public realm can create thermally comfortable, attractive and more sustainable urban environments by enhancing positive natural and man-made features through architecture, planning and landscape design. This project links closely to the completed "Cities as Water…
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Statutory planning for water sensitive cities (Project B5.1)

Overview Most developments must go through statutory planning processes, including approval of structure plans, zoning, development permits and planning appeals. The likelihood of wide-scale adoption of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) could be vastly enhanced if WSUD principles are embedded…
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