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Towards sustainable cities – integrated water cycle management (iwcm) at the existing principal activity centre at doncaster hill
Author : P.J. Coombes1 , A. Cullen2 and K. Bethke3
The Doncaster Hill Principal Activity Centre (PAC) is being redeveloped at a higher density to accommodate some of Melbourne’s population growth. This study has utilised a unique systems analysis of integrated water cycle management (IWCM) Options for the PAC. This type of analysis is dependent on detailed inputs including water demands, topography, urban planning and hydrological design. Options were established that provide reductions in mains water demands, sewerage discharges, requirement for infrastructure, greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient loads at the highest value. Doncaster Hill PAC can be redeveloped with a reduced carbon footprint by adopting infrastructure planning principles that make use of all available water sources within the development before relying on large external infrastructure upgrades. A localised infrastructure solution also provides increased flexibility in the timing and rate of development, and for timely allocation of financial resources and infrastructure. The project partners have agreed to implement an IWCM strategy and delivery of the project has commenced – a significant achievement that has produced a brown field IWCM strategy of national significance.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 4: Responding to Shifting Water Resources
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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