The Australian Water Association is asking: What are the lessons we can take away from some of Victoria’s best examples of water sensitive engagement and design?

Find out the answers during an online technical event where a panel of experts from the CRCWSC family will share key lessons learnt in delivering water sensitive city programs, and answer audience questions.

What: Water Sensitive Cities Improving Resilience webinar

When: 6–7 pm, 30 July

Cost: Members $40; Young Water Professional Members $20; Students FREE (email copy of student pass to; non-members $60

Tune in to hear our panel discuss how, in the face of a rapidly changing world, water sensitive city initiatives are building resilience by empowering organisations and communities to fully harness the urban water cycle and better use ecosystem services for a range of benefits. The panellists are:

  • Dr Paul Satur, an environmental and social science researcher and practitioner with MSDI Water, part of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. He is also a CRCWSC PhD scholar. Paul's research seeks to develop pathways, processes and opportunities that empower diverse communities and community sub-sections in water sensitive transitions, ensuring that sustainable, liveable and resilient water sensitive futures are accessible to all. Paul was recently awarded AWA’s Australian Young Water Professional of the Year. He will present the importance of connecting people to place, and fostering inclusive approaches to water planning and management, in the delivery of water sensitive initiatives.
  • Pam Kerry, the Manager of Integrated Water at South East Water and an active participant in CRCWSC activities. Pam is passionate about creating positive change and liveable cities through collaboration and practical solutions. Pam is responsible for delivering integrated water solutions to the Fishermans Bend urban renewal precinct and will outline the initiatives that South East Water is exploring to provide the expected 80,000 residents and 80,000 employees with a liveable and water sensitive precinct.
  • Liam Sibly, the Senior Water Strategy Officer at the City of Greater Bendigo. Liam has a background in environmental engineering and integrated water management and skills in facilitation, engagement, policy and planning. Over the past three years, the City of Greater Bendigo, in partnership with eight other organisations, has started its journey to being a water sensitive city. Liam is part of the Bendigo Transition Network driving this transition. Hear how the city is building resilience and working towards a better future.

Find out more about this engaging AWA webinar and register here.

Last updated: 21st Jul 2020