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As a researcher, you can help us influence how we plan, build and evolve our cities and towns to deal with the increasing stresses on their liveability and resilience—and we have the resources and networks to help you join the conversation.
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Our CEO, Professor Tony Wong, was a keynote speaker at the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) conference on 24–27 June in Cape Town. Tony presented his keynote address ‘Integrated water management, water sensitive cities and liveability’ on the conference opening day. He looked at urban water challenges in Australia during the period of the Millennium Drought, and the floods that broke that drought, and how many Australian cities have prepared to strengthen the resilience of Australian cities to future climatic challenges. He reflected on some of the lessons from that period and developed some key messages that could guide…
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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.…