Completed projects

Understanding the economics of urban water management for improved waterway health to inform effective investment frameworks and to drive regulatory or incentive changes Project C4: Economics
This project will place the actions and changes required for waterway protection and restoration into an institutional analysis of the water industry. The approach will permit a formal reconciliation of the beneficiaries and cost-bearers of public, private and toll goods provided by the water industry and common-pool resources, with the primary outcome being a strong case for industry-wide review of integrated water management governance.
Project lead: Chris Walsh. Expected date of completion: October 2019.
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2.1 – Optimizing flow regimes in the context of a superabundance of water DownloadProject Description (PDF)
Description: This project will determine whether ecologically important components of the flow regime can be maintained at levels likely to sustain healthy ecosystems, even when total runoff volume remains significantly higher than natural. The project will provide important guidance to Melbourne Water in existing and new urban areas.
Contact: Contact: Tim Fletcher | Completed: 2014

4.7 – Assessment of Phragmites expansion and control measures at the Seaford Wetlands DownloadProject Description (PDF)
Description: The Seaford Wetlands vegetation monitoring program was established in 2013 to accompany capital works aimed at naturalising water regimes and assisting in the control of Phragmites australis (Common Reed). The program is monitoring potential expansion of Phragmites and assessing the effectiveness of slashing as a control measure. Outcomes for Melbourne Water: a resurvey of the monitoring sites and a report on assessments of vegetation response based on the three years of post-works data collection
Contact: Joe Greet | Completed: 2017