Organisation

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

Fact sheet

The challenges of translating science and research into policy

Influencing policy must start with the understanding that opportunities to influence policy and make significant change occur infrequently and often unpredictably.
Fact sheet

How can scientists have greater influence in policy making?

Influencing policy making can be more a matter of influencing outside organisations than influencing the government.
Literature review

The impact of urbanisation and stormwater management practices on water balances and nutrient pathways in areas of high groundwater: a review of recent literature

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...
Report

Effectiveness of nitrogen removal using urban wetlands: summary report

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 coastal...
Report

Policy influence: tactics and strategies for researchers

The CRCWSC project A3.3 Strategies for influencing the political dynamics of decision making examined strategies and tactics for influencing opinion formation and policy making, to facilitate progress towards water sensitive cities. This report is intended to function as a manual to help scientists understand both...