22 Feb 2018

Water's role in liveability: Heat, Waterways and Urban Amenity

Infographic
11 Dec 2015

Cities can be seen as complex urban systems that mobilise local and global resource flows to meet the needs of their inhabitants and their manufacturing sector. However, the local consumption of resources can be responsible for major local and global environmental changes that impact the human health and wellbeing inside and outside of the boundary of the urban system.

Conference paper
08 May 2019

Adoption of water conservation measures is one-way water utilities and community are able to reduce the demand on finite water resources by a growing population, and adaptively manage the impacts of episodic droughts.

Conference paper
06 Sep 2018

The Millennium Drought across Australia during the 2000s placed cities under pressure in providing urban water security. In Sydney, Australia’s largest city, a comprehensive water demand programme triggered a significant reduction in per capita water consumption. The water demand programme included incentives for the installation of rainwater tanks.

Journal article
17 Jul 2018

This report argues that Townsville has strong momentum towards achieving its vision of a future water sensitive city. However, strategic attention is needed to overcome the social and institutional barriers that could impede further on-ground progress.

Strategy
01 Mar 2017

Sustainable Sydney 2030 outlined the aspiration of our community and businesses for our local government area to be an environmental leader on a global scale. To guide the implementation of Sustainable Sydney 2030, the City developed a series of environmental master plans and strategies between 2008 and 2015. This strategy and action plan combines the insights and data from these documents.

Strategy
18 Mar 2019

The human relationship with food is an under-acknowledged contributor towards climate change and environmental degradation. However, citizens’ choices and actions regarding food consumption and production in urban settings are shaped by the economic, cultural and infrastructure systems in which they live.

Journal article
18 Mar 2019

The purpose of this paper (parts I and II) is to examine the socio-technical factors that affect urban food production and associated energy, water and waste services.

Journal article
15 Apr 2016

A joint report by the CRC for Low Carbon Living and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities applies ideas from emerging CRC research and international best practice to the proposed urban renewal site of Fishermans Bend in inner Melbourne, focusing on water services and urban design. The report demonstrates how a water sensitive and low carbon approach can effectively deliver the stakeholders’ vision

Discussion paper
31 Dec 2016

WGV by LandCorp is a 2.1ha infill development in the Fremantle suburb of White Gum Valley. As an ‘Innovation through Demonstration’ project, WGV showcases precinct-scale design excellence on a number of levels by incorporating a range of diverse building types, climate sensitive considerations, creative urban greening and leading edge water management strategies.

Fact sheet
23 Oct 2018

The CRCWSC has developed case studies to help build a body of evidence that can support and encourage the adoption of research outcomes.

Website
08 Oct 2018

Water proofing urban parklands using managed aquifer recharge (MAR).

Case study