This inquiry focused on the role of the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH), including how environmental water is being used, the outcomes achieved and options for improving community engagement.
This review found growing evidence of direct health impacts, as well as a clear potential for indirect impacts of gas and oil mining on essential environmental determinants of health, including a stable climate, air quality, water quality, water security, food security, community cohesion and, in...
This report recommends that the Australian government support the recommendation of the Productivity Commission to separate the Murray Darling Basin Authority into two entities: the Murray-Darling Basin Corporation, and the Basin Plan Regulator, with the regulator established as a new statutory independent authority.
This policy brief draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT) Research Centre to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges in planning for Victoria’s future water use.
This report argues that significant impacts on and risks to Australia's water security are already evident, and these risks will continue to escalate unless deep and rapid reductions in global greenhouse gas pollution can be achieved.
The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) and Namami Gange (Obeisance to the Ganges) campaigns are two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship policies and aim to change Indian attitudes towards cleanliness and civic responsibility.
Digging into the successes and stumbles of Philly’s ambitious 25-year stormwater mitigation plan. Read the full article on Next City
This report summarises the Monash University research outcomes for Project B2.2/2.3—Protection and restoration of urban freshwater ecosystems: informing management and planning.
Nitrogen management is imperative. Synthetically derived nitrogen and an increase in impervious surfaces have rapidly increased the amount of nitrogen in rivers and...
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...
This report continues to build a picture of looming potential costs as the government seeks to ensure safe drinking water, and better environmental performance of the country’s wastewater infrastructure.
This discussion paper compiles ideas generated at a workshop hosted by Peet, The Department of Communities and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) on 13 and 14 June 2018. These ideas focus on the Brabham development project in the north east urban growth corridor...
This paper outlines proposed reforms to the water resource regulatory framework and shows how different elements might fit together to provide a comprehensive and contemporary management framework.
This report concentrates on the water sources commonly used by extractive industries in the process of extracting resources lying beneath the surface–that is, underground water sources. The report examines the environmental, social and economic impacts of water extracted in this process, and the current regulatory...
Application of water sensitive urban design strategies to provide retention, ltration, litter management and bio- retention outcomes, as well as improvements to local amenity.
The Kings Square development in Perth’s central business district is part of Perth City Link – an urban renewal project...
Urban parklands can be upgraded to be multifunctional water treatment and flood management assets.
Built in 2001, the Kunshan Forest Park is a National Urban Wetland Park covering an area of 166 hectares in the northwest of Kunshan city in Jiangsu province, China. The...
Revitalisation of an urban stream improves amenity and increases land value.
This project includes transformation of a number of drains in the heavily urbanised 23.35 km2 Bannister Creek Catchment into living streams and wetlands. An economic study was undertaken on one of the sites...
Delivery of sustainable irrigation using harvested stormwater and wicking bed technology to achieve green and resilient turf open space within the new Gladstone East Shores Precinct.
The Gladstone East Shores Precinct is a major new recreational hub for the City of Gladstone located on...
Strategically implementing storage and permeable surfaces to mitigate flood risks.
The Elizabeth Street Catchment Integrated Water Cycle Management (IWCM) Plan aims to mitigate the extreme flood risks present in the 308-hectare Elizabeth Street Catchment. The plan includes a suite of targets, projects and initiatives...
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has released the fifth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program. In addition to reporting on national drug consumption, this report includes updated SCORE data which provides international consumption comparisons for a number of drugs monitored by the program....
Improving the health of a high ecological value waterway with stormwater disconnection.
Dobsons Creek has the highest ecological value of any waterway within the Knox City Council area, and is one of the highest value waterways in the wider Dandenong Creek catchment. In 2010,...