Mainstreaming Innovations in Urban Water Management: Case Studies in Melbourne and the Netherlands

(2007 – 2008)
Jeroen Rijke

Jeroen Rijke undertook his Masters research within the scope of a co-operative research project between the Water Resources Section at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the National Urban Water Governance Program. The objectives of his research were:

  • to compare sustainable urban water management practice in new urban developments in Australia and the Netherlands;
  • to analyse and compare enabling conditions and obstacles for realizing sustainable urban water management in practice; to make recommendations for realising more
  • sustainable water management practices by improving the urban development process of building projects in both the Netherlands and Australia; and
  • to make recommendations in order to realize an accelerated transition process towards more sustainable water management practices by improving the urban development process in both the Netherlands and Australia.

Project Partners:
TU Delft, Witteveen+Bos, Living with Water

Supervisors:
Prof Nick Van de Giesen (Delft University of Technology), Dr Frans Van de Ven (Delft University of Technology), Prof Rebekah Brown (Monash University),  Rutger De Graaf (Delft University of Technology), David Biron (Witteveen+Bos) and Dr De Koning (Delft University of Technolog)

Publication:
Rijke, J.S. (2007) Mainstreaming innovations in urban water management: Case Studies in Melbourne and the Netherlands. Masters Thesis, University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.

Other Publications (link)

Links:
Urban Water FuturesUrban Water Governance Program