Publications

(Google Scholar profile)

 BOOKS

Walsh C. J., Leonard A. W., Ladson A. R., and Fletcher T. D. (2004). Urban Stormwater and the Ecology of Streams. CRC for Freshwater Ecology and CRC for Catchment Hydrology (Melbourne). ISBN 0-9751642-03. Full text

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS

Farag, A.M., Larson, D.L., Stauber, J., Stahl, R. & Walsh, C.J. (2017) Restoration of contaminated ecosystems: adaptive management in a changing climate. Restoration Ecology, in press.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., and Vietz, G. J. (2016). Variability in stream ecosystem response to urbanization: unraveling the influences of physiography and urban land and water management. Progress in Physical Geography, 40, 714–731.

Imberger, S.J., Walsh, C.J., Tsyrlin, E., Kerr, D.G., and Tewman, M. (2016). Variability in the response of amphipods and macroinvertebrate assemblage structure to prolonged drought in forested upland streams. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25, 1465–1480.

Roy, A.H., Capps, K.A., El-Sabaawi, R.W., Jones, K.L., Parr, T.B., Ramírez, A., Smith, R.F., Walsh, C.J. and Wenger, S.J. (2016). Urbanization and stream ecology: diverse mechanisms of change. Freshwater Science, 35, 272–277.

Walsh, C.J., Booth, D.B., Burns, M.J., Fletcher, T.D., Hale, R.L., Hoang, L.N., Livingston, G., Rippy, M.A., Roy, A.H., Scoggins, M. and Wallace, A. (2016). Principles for urban stormwater management to protect stream ecosystems. Freshwater Science, 35, 398–411. Full text.

Walsh, C.J. and Webb, J.A. (2016) Interactive effects of urban stormwater drainage, land clearance, and flow regime on stream macroinvertebrate assemblages across a large metropolitan region. Freshwater Science, 35, 324–339. Full text.

Vietz, G.J., Rutherfurd, I.D., Fletcher, T.D. and Walsh, C.J. (2016) Thinking outside the channel: challenges and opportunities for protection and restoration of stream morphology in urbanizing catchments. Landscape and Urban Planning, 145, 34–44.

Brown, H.L., Bos, D.G., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D. and Rossrakesh, S. (2016). More than money: how multiple factors influence householder participation in at-source stormwater management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 59, 79-97.

Nemes, V., La Nauze, A., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D., Bos, D., Rossrakesh, S. and Stoneham, G. (2016). Saving a creek one bid at a time: a uniform price auction for urban stormwater retention. Urban Water Journal, 13232–241.

Vietz, G.J., Walsh, C.J. and Fletcher, T.D. (2016). Urban hydrogeomorphology and the urban stream syndrome: treating the symptoms and causes of geomorphic change. Progress in Physical Geography40, 480–492.

Walsh, C. J. (2015) Comment on “Suburban watershed nitrogen retention: estimating the effectiveness of stormwater management.” by Koch et al. (Elem. Sci. Anth. 3:000063, July 2015).  Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 3, 000077. Full text

Walsh, C. J. and Fletcher, T. D. (2015). Stream experiments at the catchment scale: the challenges and rewards of collaborating with community and government to push policy boundaries. Freshwater Science, 34, 1159–1160. Full text

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Bos, D. G., and Imberger, S. J. (2015). Restoring a stream through retention of urban stormwater runoff: a catchment-scale experiment in a social-ecological system. Freshwater Science34, 1161–1168. Full text

[The previous two papers are part of a cluster of open-source papers in the BRIDGES section of Freshwater Science, detailing the development and implementation of the Little Stringybark Creek project from the perspectives of the research team (Walsh et al., 2015 [above]), the catchment community (Bos and Brown, 2015), the local municipality (Burns et al., 2015), and the regional stream management authority (Prosser et al., 2015).  A fact-sheet summarising the cluster can be found here.]

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Duncan, H. P., Hatt, B. E., Ladson, A. R., and Walsh, C. J. (2015). The performance of rainwater tanks for stormwater retention and water supply at the household scale: an empirical study. Hydrological Processes, 29, 152–160.

Burns, M. J., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Ladson, A. R., and Hatt, B. E. (2015).  A landscape measure of urban stormwater runoff effects is a better predictor of stream condition than a suite of hydrologic factors. Ecohydrology,  8, 160–171.

Walsh, C.J., and Webb, J.A. (2014). Spatial weighting of land use and temporal weighting of antecedent discharge improves prediction of stream condition.  Landscape Ecology, 29, 1171–1185.

Fletcher, T. D., Vietz, G. J., and Walsh, C. J. (2014). Protection of stream ecosystems from urban stormwater runoff: the multiple benefits of an ecohydrological approach. Progress in Physical Geography38, 543–555.

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Ladson, A. R., and Hatt, B. E. (2014). Flow-regime management at the urban land-parcel scale: a test of feasibility. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering,  04015037.  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001002.

Vietz, G. J., Sammonds, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Rutherfurd, I. D., and Stewardson, M. J. (2014). Ecologically relevant geomorphic attributes of streams are impaired by even low levels of watershed effective imperviousness. Geomorphology, 206, 67–78.

Martin, E. H., Walsh, C. J., Serena, M., and Webb, J. A. (2014). Urban stormwater runoff limits distribution of platypus. Austral Ecology, 39, 337–345.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., and Burns, M. J. (2012). Urban stormwater runoff: a new class of environmental flow problem. PLoS ONE7(9) e45814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045814

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Ladson, A. R., and Hatt, B. E. (2012). Hydrological shortcomings of conventional urban stormwater management and opportunities for reform. Landscape and Urban Planning105, 230–240.

Fletcher T. D., Walsh C. J., Bos D., Nemes V., RossRakesh S., Prosser T., Hatt B., and Birch R. (2011). Restoration of stormwater retention capacity at the allotment-scale through a novel economic instrument. Water Science and Technology 64.2, 494–502.

Perryman, S.E., Rees, G.N., Walsh, C. J., and Grace, M. R. (2011). Urban stormwater runoff drives denitrifying community composition through changes in sediment texture and carbon content. Microbial Ecology 61, 932–940.

Walsh, C. J., and Kunapo, J. (2009). The importance of upland flow paths in determining urban effects on stream ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28, 977–990. Full text (©2009 North American Benthological Society)

Roy, A.H., Purcell, A.H., Walsh, C. J., and Wenger, S.J. (2009). Urbanization and stream ecology: five years later. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28, 908–910. Full text (©2009 North American Benthological Society)

Wenger, S.J., Roy, A.H., Jackson, C.R., Bernhardt, E.S., Carter, T.L., Filoso, S., Gibson, C.A., Grimm, N.B., Hession, W.C., Kaushal, S.S., Marti, E., Meyer, J.L., Palmer, M.A., Paul, M.J., Purcell, A.H., Ramirez, A., Rosemond, A.D., Schofield, K.A., Schueler, T.R., Sudduth, E., and Walsh, C. J. (2009). Twenty-six priority urban stream ecology research questions. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28, 1080–1098. Full text (©2009 North American Benthological Society)

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., and Ladson, A. R. (2009). Retention capacity: a metric to link stream ecology and stormwater management. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE 14, 399–406.

Imberger, S. J., Walsh, C. J., and Grace, M. R. (2008). More microbial activity, not abrasive flow or shredder abundance, accelerates breakdown of labile leaf litter in urban streams. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27, 549–561. Full text (©2008 North American Benthological Society)

Bernhardt, E. S., Band, L. E., Walsh, C. J., and Berke, P. E. (2008). Understanding, managing, and minimizing urban impacts on surface water nitrogen loading. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1134, 61–96.

Roy, A. H., Wenger, S. J., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Ladson, A. R., Shuster, W. D., Thurston, H. W., and Brown, R. R. (2008). Impediments and solutions to sustainable, watershed-scale urban stormwater management: lessons from Australia and the United States. Environmental Management 42, 344–359.

Perryman, S.E., Rees, G.N. and Walsh, C. J. (2008). Analysis of denitrifying communities in streams from an urban and non-urban catchment. Aquatic Ecology 42, 95–101.

Catford, J.A., Walsh, C. J. and Beardall, J. (2007). The effect of catchment urbanization on stream benthic microalgae under controlled light conditions. Aquatic Sciences 69, 511–522.

Walsh, C. J., Waller, K.A., Gehling, J. and Mac Nally, R. (2007). Riverine invertebrate assemblages are degraded more by catchment urbanization than by riparian deforestation. Freshwater Biology 52, 574–587.

Ladson, A. R., Lloyd, S. D., Walsh, C. J. and Fletcher, T. D. (2007). Scenarios for redesigning an urban drainage system to reduce runoff frequency and restore stream ecological condition. Water Practice and Technology 2(2), doi: 10.2166/WPT.2007053.

Walsh, C. J. (2006). Biological indicators of stream health using macroinvertebrate assemblage composition: a comparison of sensitivity to an urban gradient. Marine and Freshwater Research 57, 37–47.

Ladson, A. R., Walsh, C. J., and Fletcher, T. D. (2006). Improving stream health in urban areas by reducing runoff frequency from impervious surfaces. Australian Journal of Water Resources 10, 23–32.

Feminella, J. W., and Walsh, C. J. (2005). Urbanization and stream ecology: an introduction to the series. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24, 585–587. Full text (©2005 North American Benthological Society)

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., and Ladson, A. R. (2005). Stream restoration in urban catchments through re-designing stormwater systems: looking to the catchment to save the stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24, 690–705. Full text (©2005 North American Benthological Society)

Walsh, C. J., Roy, A. H., Feminella, J. W., Cottingham, P. D., Groffman, P. M., and Morgan, R. P. (2005). The urban stream syndrome: current knowledge and the search for a cure. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24, 706–723. Full text (©2005 North American Benthological Society)

Newall, P., and Walsh, C. J. (2005). Response of epilithic diatom assemblages to urbanization influences. Hydrobiologia 532, 53–67.

Hatt, B. E., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., and Taylor, S. L. (2004). The influence of urban density and drainage infrastructure on the concentrations and loads of pollutants in small streams. Environmental Management 34,112–124.

Walsh, C. J. (2004). Protection of in-stream biota from urban impacts: to minimize catchment imperviousness or to improve drainage design? Marine and Freshwater Research 55317–326.

Taylor, S. L., Roberts, S. C., Walsh, C. J., and Hatt, B. E. (2004). Catchment urbanization and increased benthic algal biomass in streams: linking mechanisms to management. Freshwater Biology 49, 835–851.

Walsh, C. J., Papas, P.J., Crowther, D., Sim, P.T., and Yoo, J. (2004). Stormwater drainage pipes as a threat to a stream-dwelling amphipod of conservation significance, Austrogammarus australis, in south-eastern Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation 13781–793.

Mac Nally, R., and Walsh, C. (2004). Hierarchical partitioning public-domain software.Biodiversity and Conservation 13, 659–660.

Walsh, C. J., Gooderham, J. P. R., Grace, M. R, Sdraulig, S., Rosyidi, M. I. and Lelono, A. (2002).The relative influence of diffuse- and point-source disturbances on a small upland stream ineastern Java, Indonesia: a preliminary investigation. Hydrobiologia 487, 183–192.

Walsh, C. J., Sharpe, A. K., Breen, P. F., and Sonneman, J. A. (2001). Effects of urbanization on streams of the Melbourne region, Victoria, Australia. I. Benthic macroinvertebrate communities. Freshwater Biology46, 535–551.

Sonneman, J. A., Walsh, C. J., Breen, P. F., and Sharpe, A. K. (2001). Effects of urbanization on streams of the Melbourne region, Victoria, Australia. II. Benthic diatom communities. Freshwater Biology46, 553–565.

Walsh, C. J., and Breen, P. F. (2001).A biological approach to assessing the potential success of habitat restoration in urban streams. Internationale Vereinigung für Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie 27, 3654–3658.

Walsh, C. J. (2000). Urban impacts on the ecology of receiving waters: a framework for assessment, conservation and restoration. Hydrobiologia431, 107–114.

Walsh, C. J., and Mitchell, B.D. (1998). Factors associated with variations in abundance of epifaunal caridean shrimps between and within estuarine seagrass meadows. Marine and Freshwater Research 49, 769–777.

Walsh, C. J. (1997). A multivariate method for determining optimal subsample size in the analysis of macroinvertebrate samples. Marine and Freshwater Research 48, 241–248.

Walsh, C. J., and Mitchell, B. D. (1995). The freshwater shrimp Paratya australiensis (Decapoda, Atyidae) in estuaries of south-western Victoria. Marine and Freshwater Research 46, 959–965.

Walsh, C. J. (1993). Larval development of Paratya australiensis Kemp, 1917 (Decapoda: Caridea: Atyidae), reared in the laboratory, with comparisons of fecundity and egg and larval size between estuarine and riverine environments. Journal of Crustacean Biology 13, 456–480.

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Cheesman, J., Harvey, L., and Walsh, C.J. (2016). Using market based instruments to deliver cost-effective stormwater management outcomes. Water e-journal (Paper presented to OzWater 2016, 10-12 May 2016, Melbourne) https://doi.org/10.21139/wej.2016.039

Coombes, P.J., Smit, M., Byrne, J., Walsh, C.J. (2016). Water resources, stormwater and waterway benefits of water conservation measures for Australian capital cities. Stormwater 2016 conference. Stormwater 2016 conference.29 Aug-2 Sep, Gold Coast, Qld. (Full text)

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Bos, D., Imberger, S. J., Duncan, H., and Li, C. (2016). Hydrologic and water quality responses to catchment-wide implementation of stormwater control measures. Novatech Conference, Lyon France, July 2016 (Full text)

Coleman, R.A., Bathgate, R.S., Bond, N., Bos, D. G., Fletcher, T.D., Lovell, B., Morison, P.J., and Walsh, C.J. (2016). Improving waterway management outcomes through collaborative research: the case of the Melbourne Waterways Research to Practice Partnership.  8th Australian Stream Management Conference Proceedings, 302–310, 1-3 Aug, 2016, Leura, NSW (Full proceedings text)

Coker, M., Bond, N., En Chee, Y. and Walsh, C.J. (2016). Biodiversity offsets: why ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity is even more problematic for stream than terrestrial ecosystems in urbanising landscapes. 8th Australian Stream Management Conference Proceedings, 38–42, 1-3 Aug, 2016, Leura, NSW (Full proceedings text)

Hoban, A., Brown, S., Vietz, G. , Walsh, C., Fletcher, T., Tippler, C., Eberl, G. (2016). Saving Little Creek. 8th Australian Stream Management Conference Proceedings, 103–105, 1-3 Aug, 2016, Leura, NSW (Full proceedings text)

Walsh, C.J. (2016). A web-based tool for assessing the effects of land and stream management practices on stream condition in the Melbourne region. 8th Australian Stream Management Conference Proceedings, 311–314, 1-3 Aug, 2016, Leura, NSW (Full proceedings text)

Vietz, G. J., Rutherfurd, I. D., Walsh, C. J., En Chee, Y., Hatt, B. E., (2014). The unaccounted costs of conventional urban development: protecting stream systems in an age of urban sprawl, in: Australian Stream Management Conference, Catchments to Coast (G. J. Vietz, I. D. Rutherfurd, R. M. Hughes, eds.), 30 Jun–2 Jul 2014, Townsville, Queensland, 518–524.(Full proceedings text)

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Ladson, A. R., and Hatt, B. E. (2013). Setting objectives for hydrologic restoration: from site-scale to catchment-scale. Proceedings of the 8th International Novatech conference, 2013, Lyon, France (Full text)

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Duncan, H. P., Hatt, B. E., Ladson, A. R., and Walsh, C. J. (2012). The stormwater retention performance of rainwater tanks at the land-parcel scale. In ‘7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design’. (Eds T.H.F. Wong and D.T. McCarthy), Melbourne. (Full text)

Urrutiaguer, M., Rossrakesh, S. Potter, M., Ladson, A., and Walsh, C. J. (2012). Using directly connected imperviousness mapping to inform stormwater management strategies. In ‘7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design’. (Eds T.H.F. Wong and D.T. McCarthy), Melbourne. Full text

Vietz, G., Stewardson, M., Walsh, C.J. and Fletcher, T.D. (2012) Another reason urban streams are stuffed: Geomorphic history, challenges and opportunities. In: Proceedings of the 6th Australian Stream Management Conference, Canberra, Australia. (Full text)

Hamel, P., Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., Beringer, J., and Plessis, E. (2011). Water balance of infiltration systems in relation to their operating environment. In ’12th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD)’, Porto Allegre, Brazil.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Hatt, B.E., and Burns, M. (2010). New generation stormwater management objectives for stream protection: implementation at multiple scales to restore a small stream. In ‘Proceedings of the 2010 Stormwater Industry Association National Conference’. Sydney, NSW Australia, November 2010. Full text

Fletcher T. D., Walsh C. J., Bos D., Nemes V., RossRakesh S., Prosser T., Hatt B., and Birch R. (2010). Evaluating the multiple benefits of an allotment-scale stormwater retrofit auction. In ‘Novatech 7th International Conference. Sustainable techniques and strategies in urban water management’ Groupe de Recherche Rhone-Alpes sure les Infrastructures et l’Eau: Lyon, France.

Burns, M. J., Fletcher, T. D., Hatt, B. E., Ladson, A. R., and Walsh, C. J. (2010). Can allotment-scale rainwater harvesting manage urban flood risk and protect stream health? In ‘Novatech 7th International Conference. Sustainable techniques and strategies in urban water management’ Groupe de Recherche Rhone-Alpes sure les Infrastructures et l’Eau: Lyon, France.

Bos, D., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Nemes, V., and Rossrakesh, S. (2009). Restoring urban streams through the management of stormwater at the catchment scale. Proceedings of OzWater 09. Australian Water Association, Melbourne, March 2009 (on CD).

Ladson, A. R., Lloyd, S., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., and Horton, P. (2006). Scenarios for redesigning an urban drainage system to reduce runoff frequency and restore stream ecological condition. Urban Drainage Modelling and Water Sensitive Urban Design conference 2006 (on CD).

Ladson A. R., Walsh C. J., and Fletcher T. D. (2005). Improving stream health in urban areas by reducing runoff frequency from impervious surfaces. In Proceedings of the 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium. (on CD) Engineers Australia, Canberra.

Ladson, A. R., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Cornish, S., and Horton, P. (2004). Improving stream health by reducing the connection between impervious surfaces and waterways. 3rd National Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design. Adelaide South Australia 21–25 November 2004. (on CD) Engineers Australia and the Australian Water Association

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Wong, T. H. F., and Breen, P. F. (2001). Developing predictive ecological capacity for a stormwater management decision-making framework. In Rutherfurd, I., Sheldon, F., Brierly, G., and Kenyon, C. (eds.) Proceedings of Third Australian Stream Management Conference, Brisbane Qld. Vol. 2, pp. 625–630. Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J., and Breen, P. F. (1999).Urban stream rehabilitation through a decision-making framework to identify degrading processes and prioritize management actions. In Rutherfurd, I., and Bartley, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the Second Australian Stream Management Conference, Adelaide S.A. Vol 2, pp. 763–768. Cooperative Research Centre for Catchment Hydrology, Melbourne.

UNREFEREED ARTICLES, LETTERS

Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D., Vietz, G., Thompson, R., Tapper, N., Beringer, J., Coutts, A. & Allen, R. (2012) Using the water generated by cities to provide ecosystem services. CityGreen, 5, 154–163.

Walsh, C. (2007). Letter of the day. The Herald Sun, 31 December 2007. Transcript

Walsh, C. and Fletcher, T. (2007). Gives tanks a Chance The Age, 2 November 2007. Transcript

Hart, B. and Walsh, C. (2007). Stormwater is a much better option than desalination. Opinion, The Age, 22 June 2007. Transcript

Walsh, C. (2006). Stormwater and the Yarra. Opinion, The Sunday Age, 22 January 2006. Transcript

Walsh, C. (2005). New life for urban streams. Australasian Science 26(7) 22–25

Piper, W. (2004). Stormwater drainage is reducing stream biodiversity. Ecos 120 35.

Walsh, C. (2003). Who’s afraid of greenish Libs? Opinion, The Age, 4 April 2003. Transcript

Milligan, A., Walsh, C., Norris, R., Liston, P, and Lawrence, I. (2002). Protecting Australia’s Rivers: urban and inland.Water (Australian Water Association) 29 29-32.

Walsh, C. (2001). The Yarra clean-up is far from finished. Opinion, The Age, 11 January 2001. Transcript

REPORTS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS etc.

Walsh, C.J., Bloink, C and Hehir, G. (2014). Preliminary report on macroinvertebrate assemblages of Pyrites and Goodmans Creek in relation to the management of Merrimu Reservoir: patterns in 2013 in early stages of flow manipulation. Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership Technical Report 14-8. Waterway Ecosystem Research Group, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne. (Full text)

Walsh, C.J., Eddy, R.L., Fletcher, T.D. and Potter, M. (2014). Feasibility and cost of stormwater management for stream protection at property, street and precinct scales, Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership Technical Report 14-1. Waterway Ecosystem Research Group, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne. (Summary)

Walsh, C.J., Bond, N., and Fletcher, T.D. (2013). Possible ecological futures for Merri and Darebin creeks. Melbourne Waterway Research-Practice Partnership Technical Report 13-2. Waterway Ecosystem Research Group, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne. (Full text)

Walsh, C.J. and Webb, J.A. (2013).  Predicting stream macroinvertebrate assemblage composition as a function of land use, physiography and climate: a guide for strategic planning for river and water management in the Melbourne Water management region.  Melbourne Waterway Protection and Restoration Research-Practice Partnership Report 13-1. Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne. October 2013. (Summary)

Sammonds, M.J., Fletcher, T.D., Burns, M.J., Vietz, G.J., Bos, D.G. & Walsh, C.J. (2013) Source-control management options for stormwater in the catchment of Sassafras township, Waterway Ecosystem Research Group, Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Walsh, C.J. and Kunapo, J. (2013). Spatial characterisation. Improving our understanding of water sensitive farm design pollution treatment systems: final position framework. May 2013 (eds Melbourne Water, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, and The University of Melbourne), pp. 47–58. RMCG, Camberwell, Victoria. (Full report)

Walsh, C.J. and Predebon, S. (2013). Understanding the impacts of land uses. Improving our understanding of water sensitive farm design pollution treatment systems: final position framework.  May 2013 (eds Melbourne Water, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, and The University of Melbourne), pp. 12–28. RMCG, Camberwell, Victoria. (Full report)

Wong T.H.F., Allen R., Brown R.R., Deletic A., Gangadharan L., Gernjak W., Jakob C., Johnstone P., Reeder M., Tapper N., Vietz, G. and Walsh C. (2013). Blueprint2013: Stormwater Management in a Water Sensitive City. Melbourne, Australia: Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, ISBN 978-1-921912-02-3, July 2013.

Rossrakesh, S., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D., Matic, V., Bos, D., and Burns, M.J. (2012) Ensuring protection of Little Stringybark Creek: evidence for a proposed design standard for new developments. Technical Background Report.  Melbourne Waterway Protection and Restoration Science-Practice Partnership, The University of Melbourne. (Full report)

Wong, T.H.F., Allen R., Beringer J., Brown R.R., Deletic A., Fletcher T.D., Gangadharan L., Gernjak W., Jakob C., O’Loan, T, Reeder M., Tapper N. and Walsh C.(2012). Blueprint2012: Stormwater Management in a Water Sensitive City. Melbourne, Australia: Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, ISBN 978-1-921912-01-6, March 2012.

Walsh, C., Fletcher, T., Bos, D. Brown, H., Poelsma, P., Imberger, S., Birch, R., Hatt, B., Prosser, T., RossRakesh, S., Burns, M., Hamel, P., White, J., Milkens, J., Woollums, H., Tainton, J., Sammonds, M., Matic, V., Larson, M., Shuster, W., Roy, A., and Mayer, A. (2011) Lessons from the Little Stringybark Creek and Shepherd Creek projects: a joint research workshop on catchment-scale stormwater retrofit for urban stream restoration.  The University of Melbourne 27–29 June 2011. Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne.

Wong, T. H. F., Allen, R., Beringer, J., Brown, R.R., Chaudhri, V., Deletic, A., Fletcher, T. D., Gernjak, W., Hodyl, L., Jakob, C., Reeder, M., Tapper, N., and Walsh, C. (2011). Blueprint2011: Stormwater Management in a Water Sensitive City. Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne. ISBN 978-1-921912-00-9

Walsh, C. J. and T. D. Fletcher. 2010. Ecological scenarios for Gum Scrub Creek: informing water management plans in an urbanizing agricultural catchment. Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program, Monash University, Melbourne. Full text.

Brown, H. L., Bos, D. G. , Walsh, C. J. , Fletcher, T. D. , and RossRakesh, S. 2010. Report into the factors that influence community participation in the Little Stringybark Creek project. Melbourne Waterway Protection and Restoration Science-Practice Partnership Report 10-1.

Walsh, C. J., La Nauze, A., Fletcher, T. D., Nemes, V. (2011). Internalising the environmental costs and benefits of urban water management and supply. Paper presented to the 9th Water Pricing Summit, Sydney, 25 Oct 2011. Full text

Walsh, C. J., Wallis, E. M., and Stewardson, M. J. (2010). Macroinvertebrate Filters project Stage 3: revision and refinement of the Filters V2 macroinvertebrate analytical model. Report to the Murray Darling Basin Authority. The University of Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). Patterns of urban stormwater impacts on stream macroinvertebrate assemblages in three parts of the Sydney metropolitan area: evidence for new, flow-based stormwater management objectives for the Sydney region. Final report for Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority. Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Danger, A., and Walsh, C. J. (2008). Management options for conserving and restoring fauna and other ecological values of urban streams in the Melbourne Water region. Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne, A report to Melbourne Water. Melbourne. Full text

Larson, M., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Bos, D., and Rossrakesh, S. (2008). Stream restoration through stormwater runoff management and retrofit: new objectives, new approaches. Proceedings of the 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference (Eds S. Nian, and C. Michael), 333, 82. ASCE, Seattle, WA.

Fletcher, T. D., and Walsh, C. J. (2007). Formulation and assessment of an allotment-scale flow objective for protecting receiving waterways. Benchmark Environmental Consulting, Report to Melbourne Water. Melbourne.

Walsh, C., Stewardson, M., Stein, J., and Wealands, S. (2007). Sustainable Rivers Audit Filters Project Stage 2. Report to Murray Darling Basin Commission School of Enterprise, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J. and Fletcher, T. D. (2006). Water Sensitive Urban Design: can it really protect the environmental quality of receiving waters? Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Sustainable Water in the Urban Environment. Australian Water Association, Stormwater Industry Association and Urban Development Institute of Australia, Sippy Downs, Queensland.

Walsh, C. J., Kunapo, J., Padgham, M., and Coleman, R. (2006). Urban stormwater drainage a stronger determinant of faecal contamination in Melbourne’s streams than septic tank leakage. An interim report to Melbourne Water. Water Studies Centre, Monash University.

Walsh, C. J. (2006). Developing a landscape filters model for river macroinvertebrates of south-eastern Australia. Murray Darling Basin Commission, Final report to the Sustainable Rivers Audit. Canberra.

Cottingham P., Walsh C., Rooney G., and Fletcher T. (Eds) (2004). Urbanization impacts on stream ecology – from syndrome to cure? Outcomes of workshops held at the Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia 8th – 10th December 2003.’ (Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology: Canberra, Australia.)

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher T. D., Ladson A. R., and Leonard A. W. (2004). Decision-support framework for urban stormwater management to protect the ecological health of receiving waters. CRC for Freshwater Ecology and CRC for Catchment Hydrology, Report to New South Wales Environment Protection Authority.

Walsh C. J. (2004). Impacts of stormwater treatment wetlands on stream macroinvertebrates: a study of four wetlands constructed by Melbourne Water on streams in eastern Melbourne. Water Studies Centre, Monash University, Report for Melbourne Water, Melbourne. Full text

Walsh C., and Mac Nally, R. (2003). “The hier.part Package” Hierarchical Partitioning. Documentation for R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. URL http://www.R-project.org

Walsh, C. J., Sim, P.T., and Yoo, J. (2002). Methods for the determination of catchment imperviousness and drainage connection. Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology, Internal report for project D210. Melbourne. Full text

Walsh, C. J., and McCasker, N. (2002).Melbourne Water Macroinvertebrate database 1994 – 2002. A report on its compilation, with recommendations for its use and for future biological monitoring.Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology, Water Studies Centre, Monash University.Dec 2002. Full text

Walsh, C. J., Tsyrlin, E., Grace, M. R., and Sonneman, J. A. (2002). An ecological assessment of the impact of treated effluent from Mount Hotham Alpine Resort on the Dargo River and an initial assessment of Swindlers Creek.A report prepared for Environmental Solutions International Ltd (ESI), on behalf of the Mt Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. 65 pp.

De’ath, G, and Walsh C. J. (2001). The pcurve Package” Principal Curve Analysis. Documentation for R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. URL http://www.R-project.org

Breen, P., Walsh, C., Nichols, S., Norris, R., Metzeling, L., and Gooderham, J. (2000). Urban AUSRIVAS: An Evaluation of the Use of AUSRIVAS Models for Urban Stream Assessment. Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Occasional Paper 12/99.National River Health Program, Urban Sub Program Report No. 5. LWRRDC, Canberra. 33 pp.

Gippel, C. J., and Walsh, C. J. (2000). Geomorphology of the Maribyrnong River, Victoria. Report prepared by Fluvial Systems Pty Ltd for Melbourne Water Waterways and Drainage Group, East Richmond, Vic. 67 pp. Full text

Walsh, C. J. (1997). How to assess ecological impact in urban streams. Urban stormwater management workshop.Australian Water and Wastewater Association. 17th Convention.Melbourne, pp 3-5.

Walsh, C. J., Breen, P. F., Longworth, J. E., Sharpe, A. K., and Bayes, E. (1996). The effects on Gardiners Creek of the South Eastern Arterial Grade Separation Project.An Environmental Assessment. A report to VicRoads. CRC for Freshwater Ecology. 28 pp.

CNR (1995a). Yarra River Basin Overview Report. Environmental Input into the Bulk Entitlement Conversion Process. Office of Water Reform, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Victoria. 33 pp.

CNR (1995b).Barwon River Basin Overview Report. Environmental Input into the Bulk Entitlement Conversion Process. Office of Water Reform, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Victoria. 36 pp.

CNR (1994). Maribyrnong River Basin. A Brief Review. Environmental Input into the Bulk Entitlement Conversion Process. Office of Water Reform, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Victoria. 31 pp.

Walsh, C. J. (1994b). Environmental Flow Requirements for the Maribyrnong River: A Background Report. Melbourne Water Corporation. 29 pp.

Sherwood, J. E., Mitchell, B. D., Magilton, C. J., Walsh, C. J., and Newton, G. M. (1988a).Victoria’s Barwon estuary: A test of adaptability. Silver Jubilee Conference Proceedings, Australian Marine Science Association. pp. 125-130.

Sherwood, J. E., Mitchell, B. D., Magilton, C. J., Walsh, C. J., and Newton, G. M. (1988b). A Study of the Barwon Estuary Complex. Technical Report.Department of Water Resources, Victoria. 140 pp.

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Lovell, A.C., Walsh, C.J. and Miller, A.D. (2014). An investigation of the taxonomy of Paratya australiensis in Melbourne, Australia using multiple lines of evidence. In: Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Society for Freshwater Science, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Phycological Society of America, Society of Wetland Scientists, Portland, Oregon.

Roy, A.H., Capps, K.A., Jones, K.L., Parr, T.B., Ramirez, A., Smith, R.F., Walsh, C.J. and Wenger, S.J. (2014). Global differences in urbanization and stream ecology: a synthesis. In: Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Society for Freshwater Science, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Phycological Society of America, Society of Wetland Scientists, Portland, Oregon.

Burns, M.J., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D., Ladson, A.R. and Hatt, B.E. (2014). A macroinvertebrate assemblage composition index is better predicted by a landscape measure of urban stormwater effects than by hydrologic indicators. In: Third Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Portland, Oregon.

Fletcher, T.D., Walsh, C.J., Imberger, S., Bos, D. and Burns, M.J. (2014). A catchment-scale experiment on stream restoration through dispersed upland stormwater retention. In: Third Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Portland, Oregon.

Lovell, A., Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D., Burns, M.J., Vietz, G.J. and Imberger, S.J. (2014). The urban stream syndrome in Melbourne, south-eastern Australia. In: Third Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Portland, Oregon.

Vietz, G.J., Walsh, C.J., Sammonds, M.J. and Rutherfurd, I.D. (2014) Flows that cause geomorphic change in urban streams and what stormwater control measures can do. In: Third Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Portland, Oregon.

Walsh, C.J. and Webb, J.A. (2014) Interactive effects of urban stormwater drainage, land clearance, and flow regime on stream macroinvertebrate assemblages across a large metropolitan region. In: Third Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology. Portland, Oregon.

Walsh, C.J. (2013). An improved macroinvertebrate index of stream condition for the Melbourne region. Australian Society for Limnology 52nd Annual Congress. Canberra, ACT.

Imberger, S.J. and Walsh, C.J. (2013). Multi-year delay in recovery of amphipod populations following cease-to-flow events in forested upland stream reaches. Australian Society for Limnology 52nd Annual Congress. Canberra, ACT.

Tsyrlin, E. and Walsh, C.J. (2013). Urban constructed wetlands: a cure for pollution or a potential problem? Australian Society for Limnology 52nd Annual Conference. Canberra, ACT.

Walsh, C. J. (2013). Melbourne’s sad streams: can we regain some of their lost ecological richness in a Melbourne of the future? Invited lecture to the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, 28 July 2013.

Coombes, P., Walsh, C. J., and Fletcher, T.D. (2013). Stormwater Coming Clean (an opportunity to exploit, but first and foremost a problem to solve. Office of Living Victoria, 21 May 2013.

Walsh, C. J. (2013) Evaluating the potential for stream restoration in urban areas How to create an ecologically healthy urban stream. Presenation to CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Melbourne Hub Forum, Melbourne, 19 February 2013.

Walsh, C. J. and Fletcher, T. D. (2013). The potential of urban streams, why the potential is rarely met, and what is needed to meet it. Share with the Chair seminar. EPA Victoria, Melbourne, 11 April 2013.

Webb, J. A., Walsh. C. J., Rice, P., and Breen, P.F (2013). Local-scale habitat restoration improves urban stream macroinvertebrate assemblages, but only in catchments with lower imperviousness. Society for Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Lovell, A.J., Walsh, C.J., and Miller, A. (2013). Genetic evidence uncovers 5 lineages of the shrimp Paratya australiensis in the region of Melbourne, Australia. Society for Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Bos, C.J., Fletcher, T., Nemes, V., LaNauze, A., Prosser, T. (2012). Balancing cost efficiency with community participation: are market-based incentives best for stormwater retrofits? Riversymposium, Melbourne 8-11 Oct 2012.

Fletcher, T.D., Walsh, C.J., Bos, D., Plahcinski, T., Matic, V., Burns, M.J. and Prosser (2012). Stormwater retrofit at the catchment scale; design and implementation lessons from the Little Stringybark Creek Project. Stormwater 2012, Melbourne, Sep 2012.

Imberger, S. J., Walsh, C. J., and Fletcher, T. D. (2012). A long-term before-after-control-reference-impact study of stream restoration. Ecological Society of Australia, Melbourne, 3-6 Dec 2012.

Walsh, C. J. (2012). Forecasting the future condition of Merri Creek: the likely bad news vs possible brighter future. Invited presentation at AGM of the Friends of Merri Creek, Melbourne 21 Nov 2012.

Walsh, C. J., and Webb, J. A. (2012). Interactive responses of macroinvertebrate assemblages to flow regime, catchment urban drainage and riparian forest cover. Australian Society for Limnology Annual Congress, Armidale, 28-30 Nov 2012.

Walsh, C.J. (2012). Streams or drains? Can our city’s streams ever resemble the diverse ecosystems they once were? Biodiversity and the City: a public open forum. Invited presentation. City of Melbourne, Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology. 4 Dec 2012.

Walsh, C.J., Fletcher, T.D, Bos, D. (2012). Urban stormwater management for the protection of streams and rivers: economies and limits of scale. Invited keynote Brisbane, Qld. 30 May 2012.

Vietz, G., M. Sammonds, M. Stewardson, N. Zorriasateyn, T. Fletcher, C. Walsh (2012). Changes to the geomorphic character of streams due to urbanisation: what happened to the bars, benches, banks and benthic sediments? Society for Freshwater Science, Knoxville, USA 24 May 2012.

Walsh, C. J. (2011). A tale of two creeks…and of 1000 creeks. Presentation to Melbourne Water, East Melbourne Library 30 Aug 2011.

Walsh, C. J. and Webb, J. A. (2011). Spatially- and temporally-explicit distributional models of stream biota: quantitative tools for management decisions. Presentation to the River Health Group, Melbourne Water 23 Sep 2011.

Walsh, C. J., La Nauze, A., Fletcher, T. D., Nemes, V. (2011). Internalising the environmental costs and benefits of urban water management and supply. Invited presentation to the 9th Water Pricing Summit, Sydney, 25 Oct 2011.

Walsh, C. J. and Webb, J. A. (2011). New models to predict the response of stream biota to land-use and climate change in the Melbourne Region. Presentation to Melbourne Water, East Melbourne Library, 6 Dec 2011.

Walsh, C. et al. (2011). The Little Stringybark Creek project: the journey. Special presentation to the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Industry Partners Workshop, Melbourne, 30 Nov 2011.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., and Ryan, C. (2011). “Water-wise” city landscapes of the future. Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Forum 23 March 2011.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Gosling, S. N. (2011). Balancing urban stormwater as an environmental flow problem and as an unrealized global water resource. North American Benthological Society 2011 Meeting. Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 24 May 2011

Walsh, C. J. et al. (2011). The Little Stringybark Creek project. Clearwater Seminar: Improving urban streams through a stormwater retrofit approach. Melbourne 29 June 2011.

White, J. Y., Walsh, C. J. (2011). Riparian shading reduces algal biomass in urban streams, but stormwater runoff is likely a stronger driver of algal biomass and composition. North American Benthological Society 2011 Meeting. Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 24 May 2011

Walsh, C. J. (2010). Cities and sick streams: a new class of environmental flow problems. Invited lecture to the Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, 14 October 2010.

Walsh, C. J. (2010). The super-abundance of water in cities, even in dry years: the paradox of urban stormwater runoff as a new class of environmental flow problem. Departmental Seminar, Department of Resource Management and Geography, Burnley Campus, The University of Melbourne, 20 October 2010.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Hatt, B. E., Burns, M., (2010). New generaton stormwater management objectves for stream protecton: stormwater as an environmental fow problem, Presentation at the Stormwater Industry Association, Australian National Conference. Sydney, NSW, Australia. 11 November 2010.

Walsh, C. J., Hatt, B. E.and Vietz, G. (2010). Stormwater and Stream Ecology. Presentation to Industry Partner Workshop, Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program, Adelaide, 1 July 2010.

Nemes, V., La Nauze, A., Walsh, C., Fletcher, T., Bos, D., RossRakesh, S., Plott, C., and Stoneham, G. (2010). Saving a creek one bid at a time: a uniform price auction for stormwater retention in urban catchments. Australian Association of Agricultural and Resource Economics National Conference

RossRakesh, S., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Bos, D., McLean, J., Whitehead, G., Prosser, T. (2010). Getting stormwater back in the ground: The benefits of disconnection and infiltration. Clearwater Hot Topics. Melbourne (26 March 2010).

Walsh, C. J. (2009). Alternative ecological scenarios for Melbourne’s rivers and creeks as our urban area expands (and expands). Seminar to the Department of Resource Management and Geography, The University of Melbourne. 7 Oct 2009.

Walsh, C. J., Bos, D., Fletcher, T, Nemes, V, La Nauze, A, and RossRakesh, S. (2009). An alternative economic instrument to encourage take-up of water tanks and rain-gardens. Invited seminar to the Smartwater Conference, Melbourne. 22 Oct 2009.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). How urban storm water can solve our water supply problems, cool our cities and protect our urban rivers. Invited presentation to Field Naturalists of Victoria. 25 Nov 2009.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). The paradox of our sick urban rivers: too much water in a dry land. Invited presentation to the 2008 Victorian VCE Biology Teachers, Conference, The University of Melbourne, 4 Dec 2009.

Walsh, C. J. and Bos, D. (2009). Stormwater impacts to streams and the Little Stringybark Creek Project. Invited presentation to a meeting of the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia, Melbourne. 8 Dec 2009.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). Prioritizing actions for the protection of stream animals from urban impact. INTECOL, 20 August 2009, Brisbane Australia.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). Novel Approaches to incorporating stormwater infiltration for existing suburbs. Invited presentation to the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies conference, 15-19 March 2009, Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). The state of Victoria’s urban streams and rivers. Invited presentation to the Parliament of Victoria. Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering monthly parliamentary briefing, 26 February 2009.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). Ensuring urban floodplains don’t become environmental liabilities. Invited presentation to the workshop on environmental issues on floodplains, Joint 49th annual floodplain management authorities (NSW) and 6th biennial Victorian flood conference, Albury, NSW, 17 February 2009.

Walsh, C. J. (2009). The stormwater imperative for Melbourne. Invited presentation to the Victorian Water Forum, organized by Watershed Victoria. 28 January 2009.

Larson, M., Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Bos, D., and Rossrakesh, S. (2008). Stream restoration through stormwater runoff management and retrofit: new objectives, new approaches. 2008 International Low Impact Development Conference ASCE, Seattle, WA, USA.

Walsh, C. J., Bos, D., and Nemes, V. (2008). Stormwater Tender: uniform price auction for stormwater retention in urban catchments. Department of Sustainability and Environment, Economics Branch seminar. 20 November 2008, Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J., Bos, D., Fletcher, T., Rossrakesh, S., Prosser, T., and Nemes, V. (2008). The Little Stringybark Project: using the market to save the stream. Stormwater Victoria’s Annual Seminar, Partnerships for Sustainable Water Management. 27 November 2008, Melbourne.

Imberger, S., Grace. M., Thompson. R. and Walsh, C. (2008). “What’s for dinner?” said the microbe to the aquatic ecologist. 47th Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology. 29 Sep-3 Oct 2008, Mandurah, WA.

Walsh, C. J. (2008). Stream ecology as a driver of change towards sustainable management of our cities and their water. Invited Plenary Early Career Excellence Award Presentation. 47th Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology. 29 Sep-3 Oct 2008, Mandurah, WA.

Walsh, C. J. (2008). Urbanization and stream ecosystem response. Presentation to ‘Urban Development: Sustainable, or Limited Impact?’ workshop. Sunshine Coast Regional Council, 17 June 2008.

Walsh, C. J. (2008). Modeling attenuation along drainage lines can improve prediction of catchment urban impacts on stream ecosystems. Presentation to the Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, 25 May 2008.

Walsh, C. J. (2008). The Tao of stormwater: water quality and hydrologic changes are inseparable, complementary impacts of stormwater runoff. Invited plenary presentation to the Second Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 May 2008.

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D. and Ladson, A. R. (2008). Towards new objectives for stormwater management. Invited plenary presentation to the Second Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 May 2008.

Thompson, R.M., Coleman, P., Parkinson, S. and Walsh, C. J. (2008). Restoration and remediation of urban streams: are we missing the point? presentation to the Second Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 May 2008

Walsh, C. J. (2008). Urban stormwater as an environmental flow problem: an urgent need to start getting it right. Presentation to a joint meeting of the River Basin Management Society and the Stormwater Industry Association of Victoria, 9 April 2008.

Fletcher, T. D., Walsh, C. J., and RossRakesh, S. (2007). The Little Stringybark Creek project – stormwater tender: an innovative (but not risk free!) trial. Presentation to the River Health Confluence, meeting of the Melbourne Water River Health Team, Melbourne 25 October 2007.

Imberger, S., Walsh, C. J. and M. R. Grace (2007). Urbanisation elevates the breakdown rate of labile leaf litter through an increase in microbial activity, rather than changes in abrasive flow or shredder abundance. Poster presentation presented to the Riversymposium, Brisbane, September 2007.

Walsh, C. J. (2007). Managing catchment drainage lines to protect and restore urban streams: progress and obstacles to it in Australia. Invited plenary presentation to the Third International Symposium on Riverine Landscapes, South Stradbroke Island, September 2007.

Walsh, C. J. (2007). The keys to restoring the Yarra River. Seminar to the Yarra River water quality seminar organized (Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority), Illustrated transcipt

Walsh, C. J. (2006). Strategies for protecting the Yarra: prioritizing stormwater management and septic tank management. Seminar to Yarra Coordinating Committee, EPA Victoria (6 July 2006).

Walsh, C. J. (2006). Strategies for protecting the Yarra: prioritizing stormwater management and septic tank management. Seminar to combined meeting of the Yarra taskforces for stormwater and septic tanks, Department of Sustainability and Environment (16 August 2006).

Walsh, C. J., Kunapo, J., Padgham, M., and Coleman, R. (2006). Priorities for protecting the Yarra: Stormwater pipes before septic tanks. Seminar to Yarra Valley Water (12 April 2006) and to Melbourne Water (19 May 2006).

Walsh, C. J. (2006). What ails the Yarra, and what we can do to protect it. Seminar to Manningham University of the Third Age (1 June 2006).

Walsh, C. J., and Fletcher, T. D. (2006). Water Sensitive Urban Design: can it really protect the environmental quality of receiving waters? 2nd Conference on Sustainable Water in the Urban Environment. Australian Water Association, Stormwater Industry Association and Urban Development Institute of Australia, Sippy Downs, Queensland (19-20 June 2006).

Coleman, R., Walsh, C., Quinn, G., and McCasker, N. (2005). Aquatic macroinvertbrate responses to large woody debris reintroduction and implications for determining restoration success. 44th Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2005, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

Vanderkruk, K., and Walsh, C. J. (2005). Turning a sink into a source: conventional urban stormwater drainage may reduce nitrogen retention in riparian soils. 44th Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2005, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania.

Walsh, C. J. and Padgham, M. (2005). An inter-city comparison of macroinvertebrate assemblage response to urban land use in Southeastern Australia. Joint meeting of the North American Benthological Society and American Geophysical Union, New Orleans 23-27 May 2005.

Padgham, M. and Walsh, C. J. (2005). A method for adapting ecological distance matrices to asymmetrical autocorrelation within dendritic stream networks. Joint meeting of the North American Benthological Society and American Geophysical Union, New Orleans 23-27 May 2005.

Fletcher, T. D., and Walsh, C. J. (2005). An overview of MUSIC v3 and its applications for modelling stormwater management to achieve ecosystem health improvement. Stormwater Industry Association of Queensland State Conference, Gold Coast 14-15 April 2005.

Tewman, M, Walsh, C. and Tsyrlin E. (2004). Impacts of stormwater treatment wetlands on stream macroinvertebrates: could we be degrading streams to reduce pollutant loads?  Australian Society for Limnology, 43rd Annual Congress, Adelaide 29 November – 4 December 2004.

Perryman, S., Walsh, C., and Rees, G. (2004). Denitrifiers along an urban gradient: they’re not that cosmopolitan. Australian Society for Limnology, 43rd Annual Congress, Adelaide 29 November – 4 December 2004.

Walsh, C. J. (2004). The costs of not changing the way we manage stormwater. Water the precious drop. Stormwater Industry Association of Victoria Seminar  3 November 2004.

Walsh, C. (2004). Setting objectives for stormwater management to protect stream ecosystems. Stormwater Workshop, Auckland Regional Council, 21-22 October 2004, Auckland, NZ.

Walsh, C. J., Ladson, A.R., and Fletcher, T. D. (2004). Stream restoration by ‘disconnecting’ urban stormwater drainage in the watershed: predictive models and experimental design. Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Vancouver, Canada, 6-10 Jun 2004.

Walsh, C. J., and Ladson, A.R. (2004). Melbourne’s streams: what’s wrong with them and how can they be fixed? Water Engineering Branch of Engineers Australia (Vic Division) seminar series. 25 March 2004. Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J. (2003). Stormwater drainage infrastructure: the key to conserving and restoring streams in urban catchments. Keynote address. Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Melbourne, Victoria, 8 -10 December, 2003.

Catford, J., Walsh, C., and Beardall, J. (2003). The effect of light on benthic microalgae in streams of different catchment urbanization. Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Melbourne, Victoria, 8 -10 December, 2003.

Perryman, S., Rees, G., and Walsh, C. (2003). Variation in the denitrifying community structure from streams in an urban and non-urban catchment. Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Melbourne, Victoria, 8 -10 December, 2003.

Grace, M., Taylor, S., and Walsh, C. (2003). Urbanization effects on the metabolism of small streams. Joint 42nd Australian Society for Limnology Congress and 36th Congress of the New Zealand Limnological Society, Warrnambool, Victoria, 1-5 December 2003 and Symposium on Urbanization and Stream Ecology, Melbourne, Victoria, 8 -10 December, 2003..

Tewman, M., Walsh, C., and Quinn, G. (2003). The effect of macroinvertebrate grazers on benthic algae in an urban and forested stream in Melbourne, Victoria. Joint 42nd Australian Society for Limnology Congress and 36th Congress of the New Zealand Limnological Society, Warrnambool, Victoria, 1-5 December 2003.

Walsh, C. (2003). How sensitive are the Victorian State Environment Protection Policy’s biological objectives to stream degradation? Joint 42nd Australian Society for Limnology Congress and 36th Congress of the New Zealand Limnological Society, Warrnambool, Victoria, 1-5 December 2003.

Walsh, C. J. (2003). Linking urban design to the conservation and restoration of stream ecosystems.Workshop on the Comparative Ecology of Cities and Towns, Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Melbourne University, July 20-22, 2003.

Perryman, S., Walsh, C., Rees, G., and Grace, M. (2003). Variation in the denitrifying community structure from streams in an urban and a non-urban catchment.NISORS: Ninth International Conference on River Research and Applications. Albury, NSW, Jul 6-11, 2003.

Walsh, C. J. (2003). Stream Ecology and the City: Identifying and managing the cause of poor ecological condition of streams in urban catchments. Departmental Seminar, School of Biological, and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Apr 2003.

Walsh, C. J. (2002). Aiming for healthy waterways in the big city: before dispensing the medicine, diagnose the illness.Seminar to Melbourne Water Corporation Oct 2002.

Walsh, C. J., and Grace, M.R. (2002). A conceptual model of stormwater impacts on stream ecological function and structure. 42nd Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology, Margaret River, WA Oct 2002

Tsyrlin, E., Walsh, C., and Newall, P. (2002). Impacts of stormwater and other urban factors on macroinvertebrate and diatom community composition. 42nd Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology, Margaret River, WA Oct 2002

Grace, M.R., Walsh, C. J.m and Webb, J.A. (2002). Assessing and preventing stormwater impacts to streams and priorities for restoration. 42nd Congress of the Australian Society for Limnology, Margaret River, WA Oct 2002

Walsh, C. J., Fletcher, T. D., Wong, T.H.F., and Breen, P.F. (2001). Developing predictive ecological capacity for a stormwater management decision-making framework. Third Australian Stream Management Conference, Brisbane May, 2001.

Walsh, C. J. (2001). Detecting gradients among disturbed urban streams using macroinvertebrates: the importance of sampling effort and non-abundant species. 40th Australian Society for Limnology Congress, Moama Sep 2001

Tsyrlin, E., Walsh, C. J., and Breen, P.F. (2001). An experimental assessment of physical habitat restoration in urban streams (We built it but they still won’t come). 40th Australian Society for Limnology Congress, Moama Sep 2001

Breen, P., Walsh, C., Nichols, S., Norris, R., Metzeling, L., and Gooderham, J. (2001). Urban AUSRIVAS: An Evaluation of the Use of AUSRIVAS Models for Urban Stream Assessment. National River Health Program – Urban Sub-Program Seminar, Environment Australia, Canberra, February 21 2001.

Walsh, C. J., Sharpe, A.K., Breen, P.F., and Sonneman, J.A. (2001). Linking the effects of urbanization to stream macroinvertebrates: a heuristic model of urban constraints on species traits. 28th SIL Congress, Melbourne, February 8.

Walsh, C. J. (2000). Biological assessment of urban impacts to streams: some new approaches.River Basin Management Society, Waterway Management Seminar.University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, August 2.

Walsh, C. J. (2000). A look at the city from the stream: why limnologists should care more about urbanization.ASL Victorian Branch Seminar, Melbourne, August 24.

Coysh, J., Linke, S., Norris, R., and Walsh, C. (2000). ‘Dirty water’ models: Predicting biological changes by simulating impacts.Australian Society for Limnology, 39th Annual Congress, Darwin N.T.

Walsh, C. J. (1999). Melbourne’s troubled waters: stormwater’s multiple insults to stream ecosystems in an urban landscape.Water Studies Centre, Monash University, Clayton, 30 July 1999.

Breen, P, Bourguès, S., Grace, M., and Walsh, C. (1999). Yarra River Ecological Study Progress Seminar.Melbourne Water Corporation, Waterways and drainage division.

Walsh, C. J., Sonneman, J. A., Breen, P. F., and Sharpe, A. K. (1998). A comparison of benthic diatom and macroinvertebrate community patterns in relation to geology, climate, land use and water quality in the Melbourne region, Australia. The Australian-Indonesian International Conference on Water Quality and Waste Treatment, University of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia.

Gooderham, J., Walsh, C., Grace, M., Sdraulig, S., and participants in the workshop on River Quality Assessment. (1998). Diffuse and point source impacts in Kali Dinoyo, East Java: an example of ecological stream assessment using macroinvertebrates. The Australian-Indonesian International Conference on Water Quality and Waste Treatment, University of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia.

Grace, M., Walsh, C., Gooderham, J., and Sdraulig, S. and participants in the workshop on River Quality Assessment (1998). Ecological Assessment of the Kali Dinoyo, East Java. The Australian-Indonesian International Conference on Water Quality and Waste Treatment, October 1998, University of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia.

Walsh, C. J., and Breen, P.F. (1998). A biological approach to assessing the potential success of habitat restoration in urban streams.International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology,27th Congress, Dublin Ireland.

Breen, P. F., and Walsh, C. J. (1998). Remediation in urban waterways.CRC for Catchment Hydrology Industry Seminar, Rehabilitating Streams in Your Catchment: Priorities and Possibilities. September 1998, Leonda, Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J., Sonneman, J. A., Breen, P. F., and Sharpe, A. K. (1998). Slimes, bugs and slugs in Melbourne waterways: where they grow, why, and what it means for waterway management.Melbourne Water Corporation, Richmond, Victoria.

Gooderham J, Walsh C, Breen, P., and Metzeling, L. (1997). Comparing sample processing methods for urban stream invertebrates. Australian Society for Limnology, 36th Annual Congress, Albury NSW.

Sharpe, A., Walsh, C., Gippel, T., and Breen, P. (1997). The effects of urbanization on links between community structure and environmental variation for stream macroinvertebrates. Australian Society for Limnology, 36th Annual Congress, Albury NSW.

Walsh, C. J., and Mitchell, B.D. (1997). Factors associated with variations in abundance of epifaunal caridean shrimps among and within estuarine seagrass meadows.International Conference on the Ecology of of Estuaries and Soft Sediment Habitats.Deakin University, Warrnambool, Victoria

Walsh, C. J. (1996). Strategies for sampling and processing macroinvertebrates from depauperate urban streams.Australian Society for Limnology, 35th Annual Congress, Berri, SA.

Walsh, C. J. (1995). The shrimp, Paratya australiensis in rivers and estuaries: reproductive variation and trade-offs. Australian Society for Limnology, 34th Annual Congress, Jenolan Caves, NSW.

Walsh, C. J. (1994). Life history of the shrimp Paratya australiensis in rivers and estuaries: a pereiopod in both camps.Zoology Department, University of Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J., and Mitchell, B. D. (1993). Competition between two species of caridean shrimp in a seagrass (Zostera muelleri) meadow in the Hopkins River estuary, Victoria.Australian Marine Sciences Conference, Melbourne.

Walsh, C. J. (1990). The role of an estuary in recruitment of the freshwater shrimp Paratya australiensis Kemp to a western Victorian stream.Australian Society for Limnology, 29th Annual Congress, Jabiru, NT.

Walsh, C. J. (1988). Paratya australiensis in a southern Australian Estuary – vagrant, drifter or resident?Australian Society for Limnology, 27th Annual Congress, Townsville, Qld.

THESES

Walsh, C. J. (1994). Ecology of Epifaunal Caridean Shrimps in the Hopkins River Estuary, and the Role of Estuaries in the Life History of the Atyid Paratya australiensis Kemp, 1917 in South-eastern Australia.”PhD Thesis.School of Aquatic Science and Natural Resources Management, Deakin University.276 pp. (Abstract published in Australian Journal of Ecology 20, 467–8.) Full text

Walsh, C. J. (1982). The Diet and Nutrition of the Southern Sea Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir.”BSc (Hons.) Thesis, Zoology Department, University of Melbourne.60 pp.

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