Case Studies & Fact Sheets

Case Studies & Fact Sheets 2017-10-31T12:44:37+00:00

Better urban water management outcomes should be achieved at a range of development scales and via the implementation of structural and non structural solutions applied in a treatment train approach, and which address the total water cycle. There are a number of examples of where good urban water management outcomes have been achieved through implementation of various water management options. This information is provided in a number of case studies. These examples can be viewed by clicking on the ‘ticks’ in the table below. Information regarding the structural and non-structural practices is also available by clicking on the options in the table below.

To view the tour booklet of water sensitive urban design in the Peel-Harvey area produced by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (Inc.) click here.

Swan River Trust have developed a number of case studies under their Drainage Nutrient Intervention Program (DNIP). To learn more about DNIP click here.

Cooks River Bank Naturalisation Project: Sydney Water finished the construction of Cup and Saucer Wetlands in 2010. These wetlands were the first step in the Cooks River Naturalisation Project. This video provides an overview of how the wetlands operate and how they were constructed. To view, click here.

Please note that a number of case studies are still under development. Case studies which are accessible now can be found by hovering the mouse pointer over the ‘ticks’, when a case study is found the tick will change from blue to green to indicate an active link to a case study.

To view a list of downloadable case studies, click here. To view the list of downloadable WSUD factsheets, click here.


NWW WSUD Case Studies
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Feb 12

WSUD 2018 & Hydropolis 2018: Creating Water Sensitive Communities

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2018 WA Wetland Management Conference

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WSUD best management practices and fact sheets

Structure Plan area Precinct (subdivision) Street Residential Lot Commercial and Industrial lot
Overarching guidance

Stormwater design considerations
BMP selection
Land use / development type
Residential development
Commercial development

Industrial development
Public open space

Strata/multi-dwelling development
Stormwater management
Swales and buffer strips

Dry/ephemeral detention areas
Infiltration basins and trenches

Biofilter and raingardens

Tree pits
Retain native vegetation and natural landform

Amended topsoils
Pervious paving
Litter and sediment traps and hydrocarbon management

Constructed wetlands


Non structural strategies – maintenance, education and participation
Non structural strategies – regulatory and enforcement
Non structural strategies – catchment planning
Efficient use of water
Waterwise landscaping

Water efficiency programs
Water efficient fixtures and fittings
Water reuse
Rainwater storage
Green roof/walls
Garden bores
Community bores
Greywater reuse
Blackwater reuse (wastewater reuse)

Sewer mining
Stormwater harvesting and reuse
Managed aquifer recharge