Presenter/Author Information

V. G. Mitchell

Keywords

water supply, stormwater, wastewater, urban development, sustainability

Start Date

1-7-2002 12:00 AM

Description

The provision of water supply, sanitation and drainage services is an essential part of an urban greenfield development. The Brazil Development Study is a joint project initiated by CSIRO Urban Water, Brisbane City Council, Pike Mirls McKnoulty Pty Ltd and Brazil Enterprises, with the objective of providing water services to the Heathwood residential and industrial development site that is more sustainable than conventional practice. A series of water system scenarios were developed and analysed to quantify their benefits and drawbacks. The analysis comprised of detailed water and contaminant balance modelling, preliminary design and costing of infrastructure, assessment of social perspectives and embodied energy analysis. This paper discusses the approach used in this study and the role that modelling and conceptual design played within the broader urban greenfield development decision process.

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

Informing the Decision Process to Improve the Sustainability of an Urban Greenfield Development Water System

The provision of water supply, sanitation and drainage services is an essential part of an urban greenfield development. The Brazil Development Study is a joint project initiated by CSIRO Urban Water, Brisbane City Council, Pike Mirls McKnoulty Pty Ltd and Brazil Enterprises, with the objective of providing water services to the Heathwood residential and industrial development site that is more sustainable than conventional practice. A series of water system scenarios were developed and analysed to quantify their benefits and drawbacks. The analysis comprised of detailed water and contaminant balance modelling, preliminary design and costing of infrastructure, assessment of social perspectives and embodied energy analysis. This paper discusses the approach used in this study and the role that modelling and conceptual design played within the broader urban greenfield development decision process.