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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

The Influence of Statutory Land Use Planning on Water Sensitive Design Practices (Stormwater Conference 2018 presentation)

Introduction to the research Objective: to use case studies to examine how statutory land use planning (SLUP) influences the adoption of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices. The findings of the research will help to build SLUP systems that better…
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  • Date Published: 1st Jul 2019

Guiding integrated urban and water planning (Ozwater’19 conference paper)

Abstract The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) research project, Guiding Integrated Urban and Water Planning (IRP3) recognises that achieving innovative water sensitive outcomes requires greater integration between urban and water planning. The new project aims to explore how urban…
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  • Date Published: 30th Jul 2019

Quantifying the hydrological performance of infill development

Abstract Water performance will be an important design criterion for urban development in Australia’s cities, to mitigate the adverse impacts of urban densification and expansion on hydrology, water quality, and water use efficiency. We demonstrate how one aspect, hydrological performance,…
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  • Date Published: 7th May 2019

Assessment of options to improve amenity and performance of the Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin

The Roselea Boulevard Compensation Basin (RBCB) was developed together with surrounding public open space within the Roselea Residential Estate, situated in the City of Stirling, Western Australia. The RBCB is susceptible to algal blooms (Potamogeton cripsus), particularly in the summer…
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  • Date Published: 9th Jul 2019

INFFEWS Value tool: Guideline (Version 1)

The purpose of this document is to provide a readily accessible guideline on how to adjust existing non-market values for application in a new context. It also provides step-by-step rules on how to use the CRCWSC Value tool. This guideline…
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  • Date Published: 17th Jun 2019

Non-market value of Singapore’s ABC Waters Program

Abstract Water sensitive urban design is being done in many countries. In Singapore, the Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC) Waters Programme is a long-term strategic initiative of PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, to improve the quality of water and urban liveability.…
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  • Date Published: 16th Mar 2019

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

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

Case Study: Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project

Dubbo Urban Heat Island Amelioration Project Urban development, to cater for a growing urban population, replaces natural vegetated landscapes with roads and buildings. These impervious (hard) surfaces absorb heat but do not store water, leading to higher urban temperatures known…
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  • Date Published: 29th Apr 2019
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