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WATER APRIL 2013 70 Feature Article In summary, the Knowledge Hub (Figure 2) is to be a 'think tank' and a 'library with a difference', i.e.: • The think tank (the Water Sensitive Cities Design Institute) is supported by a strong critical mass of CRC-WSC researchers and thought leaders across 20 core disciplines and seven industry sectors of direct relevance to delivering water-sensitive cities; • The library is supported by a rigorous meta-analysis of information sourced from within the CRC-WSC and across a number of key information portals of relevance to water-sensitive cities. CONCLUSION The CRC-WSC activities will extend for close to a decade and will set out to transform the way we go about designing and building new cities, as well as improving existing cities. Through the combination of cutting edge multidisciplinary research and effective partnership with industry, it will provide transformative change to the way we plan, design, build or upgrade urban environments. It will offer global leadership in the design and development of water sensitive cities that are attractive, liveable, eco-friendly and resilient places in which to live, work and invest. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Authors would like to acknowledge funding from the Commonwealth Government of Australia through the Cooperative Research Centres Program. They would also like to thank Liah Coggins for editing an earlier version of this manuscript. THE AUTHORS Ana Deletic (email: ana. firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Melbourne Research Hub Coordinator for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRC-WSC), responsible for coordinating CRC-WSC activities in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. She is a Professor in Civil Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University and a Director of Monash Water for Liveability. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Anas Ghadouani (email: Anas.Ghadouani@uwa.edu. au) is the Perth Research Hub Coordinator for the CRC-WSC, responsible for coordinating CRC-WSC activities in both Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He is Professor of Environmental Engineering and Deputy Head of the School of Environmental Systems Engineering at The University of Western Australia. His research interests include Environmental Engineering, Ecological Engineering and Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystem Studies. Jurg Keller (email: j.keller@ uq.edu.au) is the Brisbane Research Hub Coordinator for the CRC-WSC, responsible for coordinating CRC-WSC activities in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. He is a Professor and Director of the Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) at The University of Queensland. He has over 20 years of experience in water industry research, particularly in biological wastewater treatment, environmental biotechnology, microbial fuel cells and resource recovery concepts. Tony Wong (email: tony. email@example.com) is Professor and Chief Executive of the CRC-WSC. A Civil Engineer, with a PhD in Water Resources Engineering, Tony is internationally recognised for his research and practice in sustainable urban water management. His expertise has been gained through consulting, research, and academia. He has led a large number of award- winning urban design projects in Australia and overseas. He was the Institution of Engineers, Australia 2010 Civil Engineer of the Year and was commended for having de ned "a new paradigm for design of urban environments that blends creativity with technical and scienti c rigour". WJ REFERENCES Bolund P & Hunhammar S (1999): Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas, Ecological Economics, 29, 2, pp 293--301. 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