The relationship between urban heat and urban water is one of the most interesting aspects of the research emerging from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.
For years the industry has spoken of the potential of the water sensitive city to lessen the urban heat island effect.
It was hard to quantify.
However, things are changing. In the same way that a fundamental understanding of urban hydrology and pollution led to the MUSIC model, stormwater objectives and widespread stormwater management; research emerging (and soon to emerge) from the CRC will in the future drive onground action to lessen the impact of urban heat.