The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) has developed a Water Sensitive Cities Transition Planning Process to provide strategic guidance for cities and towns wanting to accelerate their transition towards their vision of a water sensitive future.
The Water Sensitive Cities Transition Planning Process is based on a series of participatory workshops designed to bring diverse stakeholders together to develop a common framework for guiding strategic action that will accelerate their city’s water sensitive transition.
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With regard to separation of food scraps for composting, this research identified that there are two important aspects often overlooked when the focus is only on behaviour: 1. Policy makers need to ensure that there are socio-technical systems supporting diverse groups of people...Read more
Transportation planners are often looking for efficiency in transportation but this article in Science Advances has also identified that resilience is an important city design feature. Planning for when disruptions occur can help to avoid city gridlock.Read more
Rapid global urbanization and the increase of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect make urban cooling a necessity as well as an opportunity to increase the liveability and amenity of cities. This review is a scoping study of the relevant worldwide UHI mitigation/adaptation...Read more
The need to understand the impact of urbanisation and changing land use on water and solute mass balances in the groundwater underlying urban areas has been increasingly recognised over the past 25 years. Groundwater resources are now included, for example, as part of integrated urban water management (IUWM). Conceptual models for IUWM have recently included:
This Discussion Paper proposes flood resilience initiatives for Norman Creek, Brisbane. It compiles ideas generated during a research synthesis workshop hosted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) and Brisbane City Council on the 16th and 17th August 2016. The workshop participants gathered to develop innovative flood management ideas and to consider how they might be applied in Norman Creek. The ideas were developed as part of an innovation process and have no formal status; further analysis and evaluation will be required before any are adopted.
This is a water sensitive city vision and transition strategy for Bendigo. The project aims to develop tools and processes for bringing city stakeholders together to create strategic alignment and partnerships for transitioning to their envisioned water sensitive future.