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Publications

GENERAL

About FAWB - An outline of FAWB and its work (pdf 593KB)

Annual Report 2005-2006 (pdf 1.6MB)

Annual Report 2006-2007 (pdf 2.5MB)

Annual Report 2007-2008 (pdf 5.5MB)

Final Report 2005-2008 (pdf 3.6 MB)

ADOPTION GUIDELINES

Cover & Table of Contents (pdf 3.2MB)

Chapter 1 (pdf 0.7MB)

Chapter 2 (pdf 0.7MB)

Chapter 3 (pdf 2.5MB)

Chapter 4 (pdf 0.8MB)

Appendices (pdf 2.3MB)

Full Document (pdf 14MB)

ADOPTION TOOLS

Guidelines for Soil Filter Media in Bioretention Systems (pdf 465kB)

In Situ Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity (pdf 1.2MB)

In Situ Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity - Example Calculations (xls 30KB)

Example Maintenance Plan (pdf 714KB)

RESEARCH FINDINGS

Policy and Risk

Brown, R. R. and J. M. Clarke (2007). The transition towards Water Sensitive Urban Design: The story of Melbourne. Report No. 07/01, Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration, Monash University: 67 pp. (pdf 1.4MB)

Brown R. R. and Farrelly M. A. (2009). Delivering Sustainable Urban Water Management: a review of the hurdles we face. Water Science and Technology. 59(5): 839-846. abstract

Brown, R. R. and Farrelly, M. A. (2009). Challenges ahead - social and institutional factors influencing sustainable urban stormwater management in Australia. Water Science and Technology59(4): 653-660. abstract

Brown, R.R. and Farrelly, M.A. (2007).  Advancing the Adoption of Diverse Water Supplies in Australia: A Survey of Stakeholder Perceptions of Institutional Drivers and Barriers. Report No. 07/04, National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University, September 2007, ISBN 978-0-9804298-0-0. (pdf 1MB) | Appendix (pdf 100KB)

Brown, R.R. and Farrelly, M.A. (2007). Advancing Urban Stormwater Quality Management in Australia: Survey Results of Stakeholder Perceptions of Institutional Drivers and Barriers. Report No. 07/05, National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University, September 2007, ISBN: 978-0-9804298-1-7. (pdf 1MB) | Appendix (pdf 80KB)

Brown, R. R., Farrelly, M. A. and Keath, N. (2009). Practitioner Perceptions of Social and Institutional Barriers to Advancing a Diverse Water Source Approach in Australia. International Journal of Water Resources Development. 25(1): 15-28. abstract

Brown, R., Farrelly, M. and Keath, N. (2007). Summary Report: Perceptions of Institutional Drivers and Barriers to Sustainable Urban Water Management in Australia. Report No. 07/06, National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash university, December 2007, ISBN: 978-0-9804298-2-4. (pdf 2.9 MB)

Brown, R., Keath, N. and Wong, T. (2009).  Urban Water Management in Cities: Historical, Current and Future Regimes. Water Science and Technology. 59(5): 847-855. abstract

Davis, C. and Farrelly, M. (2009). Demonstration Projects: Case Studies from Perth, Australia. Report from the National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University Australia. (pdf 3.6MB)

Davis, C. and Farrelly, M. (2009). Demonstration Projects: Case Studies from South East Queensland, Australia. Report from the National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University Australia. (pdf 3MB)

Farrelly, M. and Davis, C. (2009). Demonstration Projects: Case Studies from Melbourne, Australia. Report from the National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University Australia. (pdf 3.4MB)

Keath, N. and Brown, R. (2009). Extreme Events: Being Prepared for the Pitfalls with Progressing Sustainable Urban Water Management. Water Science and Technology. 59(7): 1271-1280. abstract

Roy A.E., Wenger S.J., Fletcher T.D., Walsh C.J., Ladson A.R., Shuster W.D., Thurston H. W. and Brown R.R. (2008). Impediments and solutions to sustainable, watershed-scale urban stormwater management: lessons from Australia and the United States. Environmental Management. 42(2): 344-359. abstract

Wong, T., and Brown, R. (2009). The Water Sensitive City: Principles for Practice. Water Science and Technology. 60(3): 673-682. abstract

Wong, T, Brown, R and Deletic, A. (2008). Water Management in a Water Sensitive City. Water, November 2008, pp 52-68.

Laboratory Studies

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, A. Deletic, T.D. Fletcher, A. Hedström and M. Viklander (2010) Laboratory study on stormwater biofiltration: nutrient and sediment removal in cold temperatures. Journal of Hydrology, 394(3-4), 507-514. abstract

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, A. Deletic, T.D. Fletcher and M. Viklander (2010) Effect of retrofitting a submerged zone on the performance of biofiltration for heavy metal removal - preliminary results of a laboratory study. Novatech 2010. 7th International Conference, Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 27-July 1, 2010.

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, A. Deletic, T. D. Fletcher and M. Viklander (2009). Impact of a submerged anoxic zone and a cellulose based carbon source on heavy metal removal in stormwater biofiltration systems. Ecological Engineering, 35(5): 769-778. abstract

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, A. Deletic, T. D. Fletcher and M. Viklander (2008). Heavy metal removal by stormwater biofilters: can it withstand alternative wetting and drying conditions? 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD). Edinburgh, Scotland. August 31-September 5, 2008. abstract

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and M. Viklander (2010). Laboratory studies on metal treatment efficiency of stormwater biofilters. Paper presented at 5th  International Short Course: Advances in Knowledge of Urban Drainage from the Catchment to the Receiving Water. University of Calabria, Rende, Italy, 15 June 2010. abstract

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and M. Viklander (2009). Influence of intermittent wetting and drying conditions on heavy metal removal by stormwater biofilters Water research, 43(18), 4590-4598. abstract

Blecken, G.-T., Y. Zinger, T. M. Muthanna, A. Deletic, T. D. Fletcher and M. Viklander (2007). The influence of temperature on nutrient treatment efficiency in stormwater biofilter systems. Water Science and Technology 56(10): 83-91. abstract

Blecken, G. T., M. Viklander, T. Muthanna, Y. Zinger, A. Deletic, and T.D. Fletcher (2007). Biofilter treatment of stormwater; temperature influence on the removal of nutrients. Novatech 2007. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 24-28, 2007. abstract

Bratieres, K., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2009). The advantages and disadvantages of a sand-based biofilter medium: results of a new laboratory trial. 6th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference and Hydropolis#3. Perth, Australia. May 5-8, 2009. abstract

Bratières, K., T.D. Fletcher, A. Deletic, L. Alcazar, S. Le Coustumer, D. McCarthy and Y. Zinger (2008). Removal of nutrients, heavy metals and pathogens by stormwater biofilters. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD). Edinburgh, Scotland. August 31-Sept 5, 2008. abstract

Bratieres, K., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic, N. Somes and T. Woodcock (2010). Hydraulic and pollutant treatment performance of sand based biofilters. Novatech 2007. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 27-July1, 2007. abstract

Bratieres, K., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and Y. Zinger (2008). Optimisation of the treatment efficiency of biofilters; results of a large-scale laboratory study. Water Research 42(14): 3930-3940. abstract

Bratières, K., D.T. McCarthy, T.D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2009). Stormwater monitoring manual: principles and implementation. 6th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference and Hydropolis#3. Perth, Australia. May 5-8, 2009. abstract

Daly, E., Y. Zinger, A. Deletic, and T.D. Fletcher (2009). A possible mechanism for soil moisture biomodality in humid-land environments. Geophysical Research Letters, 36. abstract

Fletcher, T. D., Y. Zinger, A. Deletic and K. Bratieres (2007). Treatment efficiency of biofilters: results of a large scale biofilter column study. 13th International Rainwater Catchment Systems Conference and 5th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference, Sydney, Australia. August 21-23, 2007. abstract

Fletcher, T. D., T.H.F. Wong, and P.F. Breen (2006). Buffer strips, vegetated swales and bioretention systems. In T. H. F. Wong (Ed.), Australian Runoff Quality (pp. 10.11-10.14). Sydney: Institution of Engineers Australia.

Hatt, B. E., A. Deletic, and T. D. Fletcher (2009). Pollutant removal performance of field scale stormwater biofiltration systems. Water Science and Technology, 59(8): 1567-1676. abstract

Hatt, B. E., A. Deletic, and T. D. Fletcher (2006). Stormwater reuse: designing biofiltration systems for reliable treatment. Paper presented at Joint Urban Drainage Management and Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference. Melbourne, Australia. April 3-7, 2006. abstract

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2008). Hydraulic and pollutant removal performance of fine media stormwater filtration systems. Environmental Science & Technology 42(7): 2535-2541. abstract

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2007). Treatment performance of gravel filter media: implications for design and application of stormwater infiltration systems. Water Research, 41(12), 2513-2524. abstract

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2007). Stormwater reuse: designing biofiltration systems for reliable treatment. Water Science and Technology 55(4): 201-209. abstract

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2007). Hydraulic and pollutant removal performance of stormwater filters under variable wetting and drying regimes. Water Science & Technology 56(12): 11-19. abstract

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2007). The effects of drying and wetting on pollutant removal by stormwater filters. Novatech 2007. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 24-28, 2007. abstract

Hatt, B. E., N. Siriwardene, A. Deletic, and T. D. Fletcher (2006). Filter media for stormwater treatment and recycling: the influence of hydraulic properties of flow on pollutant removal, Water Science and Technology, 54(6-7), 263-271. abstract

Hatt, B. E., N. Siriwardene, A. Deletic, and T. D. Fletcher (2005). Novel bioretention systems for stormwater treatment and reuse - laboratory scale performance testing. 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Copenhagen, Denmark. August 21-26, 2005. abstract

Le Coustumer, S. and S. Barraud (2007). Long-term hydraulic and pollution retention performance of infiltration systems. Water Science and Technology 55(4): 235-243. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and S. Barraud (2008). Influence of time and design on the hydraulic performance of biofiltration systems for stormwater management. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD). Edinburgh, Scotland. August 31-Sept 5, 2008. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and S. Barraud (2007). Hydraulic performance of biofilters for stormwater management: first lessons from both laboratory and field studies. Water Science and Technology 56(10): 93-100. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and S. Barraud (2007). Hydraulic performance of biofilters: first lessons from both laboratory and field studies. Novatech 2007. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 24-28, 2007. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., P. Poelsma, T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and S. Barraud (under review). Clogging and metal removal by stormwater biofilters: a large-scale design optimisation study. Journal of Hydrology.

Read, J., T. D. Fletcher, T. Wevill, and A. Deletic (2010). Plant traits that enhance pollutant removal from stormwater in biofiltration systems. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 12(1), 34-53. abstract

Read, J., T. Wevill, T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2008). Variation among plant species in pollutant removal from stormwater in biofiltration systems. Water Research 42(4-5): 893-902. abstract

Zinger, Y., A. Deletic and T. D. Fletcher (2007). The effect of various intermittent wet-dry cycles on nitrogen removal capacity in biofilters systems. Conference on Rainwater and Urban Design. Sydney, Australia. August 21-23, 2007. abstract

Zinger, Y., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic, G. T. Blecken and M. Viklander (2007). Optimisation of the nitrogen retention capacity of stormwater biofiltration systems. Novatech 2007, 6th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 24-28, 2007. abstract

Field Studies

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2009). Hydrologic and pollutant removal performance of biofiltration systems at the field scale. Journal of Hydrology, 365(3-4): 310-321. abstract

Hatt, B. E., T. D. Fletcher and A. Deletic (2008). Improving stormwater quality through biofiltration: lessons from field studies. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD). Edinburgh, Scotland. August 31-Sept 5, 2008. abstract

Hatt, B. E., J. Lewis, A. Deletic and T. D. Fletcher (2007). Insights from the design, construction and operation of an experimental stormwater biofiltration system. Conference on Rainwater and Urban Design. Sydney, Australia. August 21-23, 2007. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and S. Barraud (2007). Hydraulic performance of biofilters: first lessons from both laboratory and field studies. Water Science and Technology, 56(10), 93-100. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and S. Barraud (2007). Hydraulic performance of biofilters: first lessons from both laboratory and field studies. Novatech 2007. 6th International Conference on Sustainable Techniques and Strategies in Urban Water Management, Lyon, France. June 24-28, 2007. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic, S. Barraud and J. F. Lewis (2009). Hydraulic performance of biofilter systems for stormwater management: influences of design and operation. Journal of Hydrology, 376(1-2), 16-23. abstract

Le Coustumer, S., T. D. Fletcher, A. Deletic and M. Potter (2008). Hydraulic performance of biofilter systems for stormwater management: lessons from a field study, Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration and Melbourne Water Corporation (Healthy Bays and Waterways). (pdf 684KB)

Lewis, J. F., B. E. Hatt, S. Le Coustumer, A. Deletic and T. D. Fletcher (2008). The impact of vegetation on the hydraulic conductivity of stormwater biofiltration systems. 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage. Edinburgh, UK. August 31-Sept 5, 2008. abstract

Smith, N., R. Allen, A. McKenzie-McHarg, A. Deletic, T. D. Fletcher and B. Hatt (2007). Retrofitting functioning stormwater gardens into existing urban landscapes. Cairns International Public Works Conference, Cairns. August 26-30, 2007. abstract 

Other

Hatt, B. E., A. Deletic, T. D. Fletcher, P. Morison, R. R. Brown and S. Boer (2009). Towards widespread implementation of biofiltration for improved stormwater management; an overview of the new Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration's adoption guidelines. 6th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference and Hydropolis#3. Perth, Australia. May 5-8, 2009.