Project Related Outputs
Formal project outputs are outlined below:
Community of Practice (PaWS2):
Webinar Series (draft program here)
1. The Pathways to Water resilient South African cities newsletter. Stormwater ponds for a water resilient Cape Town: overflowing with potential? November 2023
PhD candidate, Jessica Fell, has developed a Storymap related to the project.
Fell, J. 2022. Stormwater ponds for sustainable and water resilient cities: Overflowing with potential. ArcGIS StoryMap: https://arcg.is/XuGHD.
PaWS Mural Story (standard definition)
1. Herslund, L. Carden, K and Mguni, P. Editorial: Governing Hybrid Urban Infrastructure - The Co-Production of Decentralized, Nature-Based and Localized Solutions. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities. 2023
2. Mclachlan, J., Tanyanyiwa, C.T., Schneuwly, R., Carden, K., Armitage, N.P., Abrams, A., Mguni, P. and Herslund, L.B., 2023. Pathways to water resilient South African cities–from mono-functional to multi-functional stormwater infrastructure. Scientific African, p.e01674.
3. Tanyanyiwa, C.T., Abrams, A.L., Carden, K., Armitage, N.P., Schneuwly, R., Mguni, P., Byskov Herslund, L. and Mclachlan, J., 2023. Managing stormwater in South African neighbourhoods: when engineers and scientists need social science skills to get their jobs done. AQUA-Water Infrastructure, Ecosystems and Society.
4. Mguni, P., Abrams, A., Herslund, L.B., Carden, K., Fell, J. and Armitage, N., 2022. Towards water resilience through Nature‐based Solutions in the Global South? Scoping the prevailing conditions for Water Sensitive Design in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Environmental Science & Policy, 136, pp.147-156.
5. Carden, K and Fell, J. 2021. A Community of Practice Approach to Planning Water Sensitive Cities in South Africa. Urban Planning, 6(4), pp.110-121. (This paper has PaWs as one of its case studies).
1. McLachlan, J. 2023. TRANSLATING CAPE TOWN’S MONO-FUNCTIONAL STORMWATER PONDS INTO MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BLUE-GREEN URBAN SPACE. International Federation of Landscape Architects Annual Conference, 28 - 30 September, Stockholm X Nairobi.
2. Carden, Kirsty. 2023. Enhancing water resilience ‘Pathways to water resilient South African cities’ project. Western Cape Water Indaba, 22 March 2023.
3. PaWS Tech Talk - November 2022
4. Julia McLachlan, 21 November 2022. Blue-green acupuncture: A blue-green infrastructure strategy for Cape Town, African Infrastructure Futures, 21-23 November 2022, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
6. Schneuwly, R. 2022. Evaluating the water treatment functionality of a retrofitted stormwater detention pond. International Water Association conference, Copenhagen Denmark.
7. Understanding components of an enabling governance environment for Water Sensitive Design - IWA abstract (September 2022)
8. Prof. Armitage collaborated to develop a workshop entitled Nature Based Solutions for climate-resilient cities in Developing Countries under Change, on 13 September 2022, IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 11 –15 September 2022 | Copenhagen, Denmark
9. Tanyanyiwa, C.T, Abrams, A.L., Carden K., Armitage, N.P., Schneuwly, R., Mguni, P., Byskov Herslund, L., Mclachlan, J. (2022) – Managing stormwater in South African neighbourhoods: When engineers and scientists need social science skills to get their jobs done. World Water Congress & Exhibition, September 11 – 15, Copenhagen, Denmark. 11th – 15th September 2022.
10. Mapping Urban Water Management Governance Processes - WISA abstract (September 2022)
11. Towards urban managed aquifer recharge in Cape Town's retrofitted multi-functional stormwater ponds - WISA abstract (September 2022): Tanyanyiwa, C.T., Armitage, N.P., Okedi, J. (2022) – Towards urban managed aquifer recharge in Cape Town's retrofitted multi-functional stormwater ponds. 17th Water Institute of Southern Africa Biennial Conference, September 28 - 30, 2022, Sandton, South Africa. September 28th – 30th, 2022.
12. Fell, J., Armitage, N. and Okedi, J. 2022. Evaluating the multi-functional potential of stormwater ponds: planning support for a Water Sensitive City transition in Cape Town, South Africa. Water Institute of Southern Africa Biennial Conference 2022, Johannesburg, South Africa.
13. Abrams, A. Pivots in Transdisciplinary Engaged Water Sensitive Research in COVID Times; PaWS DANIDA case study - WISA oral presentation (September 2022)
14. A presentation at International Conference on Urban Drainage - abstract IUCD 2021: Tanyanyiwa, C.T, Armitage, N.P., Dzurume, T (2021). Cape Town's Stormwater Quality – A GIS-aided case study of the Zeekoe Catchment. 15th International Conference on Urban Drainage, October 25 - 28, 2021, Melbourne, Australia. 25th – 28th October 2021.
15. Fell, J., Armitage, N. and Okedi, J. 2022. Insights into the multi functionality of stormwater ponds for a water sensitive Cape Town, South Africa. 15th International Conference on Urban Drainage 2021, Melbourne, Australia.
16. A presentation at the Network for Early career researchers in Sustainability Transitions (NEST) Conference (April 2021)
17. A presentation on progress on the PaWS project was delivered by Kirsty Carden at the Water Institute of South Africa (WISA2020) conference held in December 2020
*A number of workshops with local residents on topics ranging from sandbag construction, local plant biodiversity (at Edith Stephens Nature Reserve) and mural making activities (click here for more information or visit our engagement page for updates).
Awards and Honors:
Other appearances and presentations:
Carden, K. 2022. Creative Exchange with #cocreateSANL - Creative Exchange: Water in the city – Designing African blue-green cities for all - 20 April
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