[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180100807]
Researchers A/Prof Andrea Gaynor; A/Prof Lionel Frost; Em/Prof Jenny Gregory; Dr Ruth Morgan; Prof Martin Shanahan; Em/Prof Peter Spearritt
Brief description This project aims to produce new understandings of both the historical drivers of today’s urban water systems, and how these systems have impacted on human and ecological welfare. This will be achieved through the first integrated and comparative historical study of the provision, use and cultures of water in Australia’s five largest cities from 1900 to the present. Such historical knowledge is critical at a time when the water systems of Australia’s largest cities are under growing pressure from environmental change and population growth. Project findings will inform the development of policies and practices that produce sustainable, equitable urban water systems.
Funding Amount $379,748
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects