Managing urban water resources in Sydney: integrating science with the role of local government policy, planning and implementation
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 22:08 authored by Peter John Davies
This thesis examines the management of urban water resources in Sydney from a local government perspective. It describes and evaluates the assumptions and practices underpinning various aspects of urban water policy, planning, engineering and environmental management from an applied, practical perspective. The research and case studies comprising this thesis centre on the Ku-ring-gai local government area in northern Sydney, Australia, where I have been the sustainability and planning manager for almost 10 years. These case studies detail projects I have initiated and led, and showcase the multidisciplinary approach advocated for in this thesis.
Table of ContentsIntroduction -- A brief history of urban water management in Sydney -- Policy and legislative frameworks for the management of urban riparian environments -- Condition and health of urban waterways in northern Sydney -- Chemistry of urban streams: impact of the urban drainage network on stream health -- Case studies in stormwater use: harvesting, water recycling and water sensitive urban design -- Community understanding of water reuse and recycling -- Discussion -- Conclusion.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references Thesis by publication.
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreeThesis (PhD), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Environment and Geography
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Environment and Geography.
Year of Award2011.
Principal SupervisorMark Taylor
Additional Supervisor 1Ian Wright
RightsCopyright Peter John Davies 2011. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright
JurisdictionNew South Wales
Extent1 online resource (xxxvi, 453 p.) col. ill., maps
Former Identifiersmq:71893 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1279219
Municipal water supply -- New South Wales -- Sydney Metropolitan Area -- ManagementUrban runoff -- Environmental aspects -- New South Wales -- SydneyWater resources managementCities and towns -- Sanitation -- ManagementriparianWater resources development -- Government policy -- AustraliaMunicipal water supplyWater resources developmentWater-supply -- Government policy -- New South Wales -- Sydney Metropolitan AreaEnvironmental management -- Government policy -- AustraliaWater quality managementlocal governmentEnvironmental managementWater quality management -- New South Wales -- Sydney Metropolitan AreaWater resources management -- New South Wales -- Sydney Metropolitan Areawater chemistrypolicywater sensitive urban designUrban runoff -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- ManagementWater-supply -- Environmental aspects -- New South Wales -- Sydney Metropolitan Areaurban water managementWater-supplyUrban runoffCities and towns