From November 2017 to February 2018 workshops and a survey told us about barriers to WSUD, and quick solutions. The resulting report is here. The resulting research ran from March 2018 to April 2019, generating the following series of outputs: research reports, case studies and maintenance checklists.
The research is described in a series of five reports:
- Understanding costs and maintenance of WSUD in New Zealand
- Assessing the full benefits of WSUD
- Incentives and Funding: an international literature review and recommendations for New Zealand
- Te Ao Māori and Water Sensitive Urban Design
- Study trip to Melbourne, November 2018 - Findings
More Than Water (MTW) assessment tool
The More Than Water (MTW) assessment tool has been developed for evaluating the benefits and cost outcomes of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects.
Research findings on costs, benefits and maintenance have been demonstrated through the following series of case studies, each described in a detailed information sheet.
- Kirimoko Park residential subdivision in Wanaka
- Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI)
- Talbot Park community regeneration project in Auckland
- Green roofs in the Queenstown area
Maintenance guidance and checklists
Guidance sheets have been developed for the design of low-maintenance swales, raingardens, green roofs and wetlands.
Maintenance checklists have been developed for swales, raingardens and green roofs.
- Green Infrastructure Checklist 1: Handover checklist
- Green Infrastructure Checklist 2: Individual device cyclic maintenance
- Green Infrastructure Checklist 3: Rain Garden Maintenance for home-owners
WSUD walking tours
Guides on WSUD walking tours linked to the Activating WSUD workshops are available for:
Notes are available from the workshops held in 2017 and 2019.