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Water localisation and reclamation: steps towards low impact urban design and development.

J Environ Manage 2007 Jun 11;83(4):437-47. Epub 2006 Jul 11.

School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.

Numerous drivers are providing stimulus for increased water cycle localisation within urban neighbourhoods. This paper uses predominantly Australasian case studies to highlight trends, successes and challenges in the transition to neighbourhood centred water-based services using 'Low Impact' and 'Water Sensitive' design and development techniques. Major steps towards urban sustainability are demonstrated, for example, up to 70% reduction in the demand for potable water (Aurora, Melbourne), removal of contaminated stormwater and sewage effluent discharge to natural waterways vulnerable to nutrient or toxin accumulation, and up to 55% of the area of the greenfield site planted in indigenous species (Regis Park, New Zealand). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2006.04.008DOI Listing
June 2007
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