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Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
Water conservation, water quality improvement, flood control and a healthy living environment are just some of the benefits that can be delivered by Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD). Despite these benefits, WSUD has not been widely adopted in South Australia.
The aim of this project is to find out why South Australia has not experienced mainstream uptake of WSUD, before addressing those barriers and identifying opportunities to encourage the implementation of sustainable urban design which is tailored to the state’s specific needs and conditions.
The project is evaluating the uptake and effectiveness of various WSUD approaches for water quantity, quality and flood mitigation, delivering:
Information gathered from this project should improve uptake of WSUD in South Australia, while minimising impact on infrastructure and the environment and maximising long-term benefits for the community. Results area also linked with another key project Optimal Water Resources Mix for Adelaide.
For more detailed information download the Project Fact Sheet (PDF 2.0 MB)
A second project, WSUD Impediments & Opportunities, consisted of three components:
The project team worked closely with Local Government to bring together a comprehensive understanding of WSUD interventions that have been installed throughout Adelaide and the effectiveness of these interventions. Several Technical Reports ( 13/11, 14/3, 14/16 and 14/19) have been published on the Goyder Institute website http://www.goyderinstitute.org
WSUD Phase 2: Resolving key impediments to WSUD in SA
The third project in this theme will investigate the technical knowledge needed for the development of a framework for integrating WSUD strategies into stormwater management plans. The project will also examine the policy instruments and pathways for implementation of WSUD into stormwater management plans with a strong emphasis on uptake by local government. This project has strong linkages with several NRM Boards and local government councils.
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