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Review of baseflow contribution from water sensitive urban design

conference contribution
posted on 02.12.2019, 00:00 by David Buck, Benjamin Taylor, Larelle Fabbro, Susan Rockloff
Urbanisation has altered streamflow and severely degraded our natural aquatic ecosystems. It is vital that we look beyond studies of water quality and hydrogeomorphology and into natural baseflow regimes and whether restoration is possible to within the ecological limits. This review paper examines empirical studies of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) projects which report improvements to baseflow. It is apparent that baseflow is critical to stream health; however, it is inconclusive that current WSUD practices can systematically restore baseflow to within the natural ecological limits. Fortunately, a solution could exist by increasing infiltration within allotments and by expanding WSUD objectives.

History

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

Start Date

07/05/2019

Finish Date

09/05/2019

Location

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publisher

Australian Water Association

Place of Publication

Online

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

OzWater '19 Conference

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CQUniversity

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