Can dispersed, catchment-scale, urban stormwater retention restore stream ecosystems?
Grant number: LP0883610 | Funding period: 2008 - 2013
This project is a world-first, catchment-scale, experimental test of the benefits of new stormwater treatment approaches to stream health. The project, a collaboration with Melbourne Water and the Shire of Yarra Ranges, integrates river, urban stormwater and water resource management for multiple benefits. It should accelerate the uptake of smart, sustainable technologies in stormwater use and management, and identify better investment strategies for urban water and river management. The robust testing of the effect of new treatment design objectives by a catchment-scale experiment will have a strong impact on research in stream ecology and urban water management.
Related publications (6)
More than money: how multiple factors influence householder participation in at-source stormwater management
Helen L Brown, Darren G Bos, Christopher J Walsh, Tim D Fletcher, Sharyn RossRakesh
Urban stormwater run-off is a threat to stream ecosystems. New approaches to stormwater management aim to protect urban streams fr..
Flow-Regime Management at the Urban Land-Parcel Scale: Test of Feasibility
Matthew J Burns, Tim D Fletcher, Christopher J Walsh, Anthony R Ladson, Belinda E Hatt
Overcoming the hydrologic shortcomings of conventional approaches to stormwater management requires the protection or restoration ..
Restoring a stream through retention of urban stormwater runoff: a catchment-scale experiment in a social-ecological system
Christopher J Walsh, Tim D Fletcher, Darren G Bos, Samantha J Imberger
Restoration of ecological structure and function of urban streams probably requires catchment-scale modification of drainage infra..