Research and industry experience from across Australia consistently identifies the need for comprehensive and accurate lifecycle cost information for water sensitive solutions. In part, this call for better information on costs is to counter the persistent perception that maintenance costs for water sensitive solutions are a significant barrier to their widespread adoption. To address this […]
Australia plans to triple the size of an ecologically important marine park and close off an area larger than Germany to fishing and mining, the government announced Monday, protecting millions of vulnerable seabirds and animals. The remote Macquarie Island Marine Park, located off Australia’s southeastern coast between Tasmania and Antarctica in the Southern Ocean, is set to […]
An area roughly the size of Germany is set to be added to Australia’s protected marine zones, safeguarding the future of millions of penguins, seals and sea birds on Macquarie Island. The remote and rugged island, halfway between the main island of Tasmania and Antarctica, hosts up to 100,000 seals and 4 million penguins, including […]
From The Fifth Estate Model outlined includes combining: physical infrastructure – energy, water, waste and transport social infrastructure – health and education green infrastructure – the nature-based services we get from planting and retaining trees and enabling open space and landscaped streets.
NGOs block gillnet fishing across 100,000 sq km of Great Barrier Reef In an effort to protect dugongs and other threatened species, WWF-Australia bought a commercial gillnet fishing license for a swath of ocean in the northern Great Barrier Reef, to establish a de-facto marine sanctuary spanning more than 100,000 km2 (38,600 mi2). Dugongs, turtles, […]
From the Water Sensitive Cities project To maintain the momentum for change, one of the final papers released by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) – Harnessing hybrid systems for transformative cities – sets out an agenda for the next phase of scaling up water sensitive practices. It provides a framework and direction for collective research and […]
Science is done and translates into rational decisions – right? Wrong! How lobbying works for real. The Great Barrier Reef is not on the ‘in danger’ list. Why, and what happens next? There are tens of billions of corals on the Great Barrier Reef that knit together to form a giant mass that is most certainly, definitely, […]
The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) began in 2012 with a vision: Sustainable, resilient, productive and liveable cities and towns that value water’s contribution to economic development and growth, our quality of life, and the ecosystems of which cities are a part. Over 9 years, we formed a strong, national partnership between practitioners and […]