History of Water Sensitive Urban Design/Low Impact Development Adoption in Australia and Internationally

  title={History of Water Sensitive Urban Design/Low Impact Development Adoption in Australia and Internationally},
  author={John C. Radcliffe},
  journal={Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design},
  • J. Radcliffe
  • Published 2019
  • Geography
  • Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design
Abstract Since the 1980s, urban planning and development has increasingly taken account of natural water and nutrient cycles, with water flows managed as would have occurred on the original greenfield site, emulating the original ecosystem. However, other drivers deriving from the impact of urban development and increased human activity include • managing stormwater quality, • mitigating a risk of increased flooding, especially where there had been some previous history of them in the… 
Water reuse and recycling in Australia — history, current situation and future perspectives
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Stormwater harvesting infrastructure systems design for urban park irrigation: Brimbank Park, Melbourne case study
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  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua
  • 2020
Stormwater harvesting for residential and non-residential reuse is an important and crucial aspect to reduce freshwater demand to address climate change, population growth and urbanisation
The potential of sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) as an adaptive strategy to climate change in the Spanish Mediterranean
ABSTRACT Changes in weather pattern caused by climate change generate more frequent extreme rain events as well as droughts. Sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) are useful adaptations to this
Bioretention performance: a review of field studies
ABSTRACT Over the past decade, there have been multiple studies into how bioretention systems perform in field, rather than laboratory, conditions, and into the quality of stormwater coming off urban
Accelerating a green recovery of cities: Lessons from a scoping review and a proposal for mission-oriented recovery towards post-pandemic urban resilience
Abstract In the post-pandemic era, we must value our cities as cultural and economic centres, that are socially and environmentally diverse. This requires a transformation in the way we plan and
From little things: More than a third of public green space is road verge
Road easements are ubiquitous in urban landscapes but the green space they provide has been largely ignored, even though it represents a significant proportion of total urban green space. In this
This research aims to uncover layout analysis of the implementation of green campuses in the development of sports infrastructure at the University of Papua, Manokwari. The assessment method employs
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The existence of water resources is currently under threat due to reasons such as urbanization, population growth, climate change, and deforestation. Unplanned urbanization, increase of impermeable
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Fifty years of water sensitive urban design, Salisbury, South Australia
Australia has developed extensive policies and guidelines for the management of its water. The City of Salisbury, located within metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia, developed rapidly through
Improving Urban Stormwater Quality - From Theory to Implementation
Conventional urban stormwater management has focused on providing highly efficient drainage systems to rapidly collect and remove stormwater runoff using a combination of underground pipes and linear
Integrating Decentralized Rainwater Management in Urban Planning and Design: Flood Resilient and Sustainable Water Management Using the Example of Coastal Cities in The Netherlands and Taiwan
Urbanized delta areas worldwide share a growing tendency of exposure to water stress induced by the effects of climate change and anthropogenic factors, threatening the operation of infrastructure
Planning of LID–BMPs for urban runoff control: The case of Beijing Olympic Village
Abstract In this paper, a planning analysis of implementing low impact development (LID) type of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) for urban runoff control is presented. The Beijing Olympic
Urban water management in cities: historical, current and future regimes.
  • R. Brown, N. Keath, T. Wong
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
  • 2009
The aim of this research is to assist urban water managers with understanding the scope of the hydro-social contracts currently operating across cities in order to determine the capacity development and cultural reform initiatives needed to effectively expedite the transition to more sustainable water management and ultimately to Water Sensitive Cities.
Analysis of the impact of low impact development on runoff from a new district in Korea.
It is concluded from these results that LID is worthy of consideration for urban flood control in future development and as part of sewer and stormwater management planning.
Sustainable Drainage Practices in Spain, Specially Focused on Pervious Pavements
The Spanish climate is full of contrasts, with torrential rains and long droughts; under these conditions, appropriate water management is essential. In Spain, until the end of the twentieth century,
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Restoring a stream through retention of urban stormwater runoff: a catchment-scale experiment in a social–ecological system
This work designed and monitored a catchment-scale experiment that involved the retrofit of urban stormwater infrastructure throughout an urban catchment to restore more natural hydrology, water quality, and consequently, ecological condition in the receiving stream.
Effectiveness of Low Impact Development Practices: Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research
Low impact development (LID) is a land development strategy for managing stormwater at the source with decentralized micro-scale control measures. Since the emergence of LID practices, they have been