Participants at our 4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference in Brisbane on 26–28 March will gain an unprecedented broader perspective on water sensitive cities issues, research and adoption activities. We have speakers and panellists joining us from the widest cross-section of the water sector we’ve ever hosted during our conference series.

For the first time, our conference will cover the topics of ecological and human health and wellbeing and urban metabolism as it relates to living within a changing climate.

Led by Sally Boer, Director of E2Designlab (one of our SME Associate Partners), the session on ecological and human health and wellbeing will discuss why protecting and enhancing ecology is so important and delivers multiple benefits, and the connections with water and health in Indigenous communities. It will also introduce some of the CRCWSC tools that are available to help with valuing a water sensitive city.

Speakers for this session are:

  • Julie McLellan, CEO, Healthy Land and Water
  • Sara Lloyd, Director, E2Designlab
  • Dr Leah Beesley, University of Western Australia
  • Dr Cara Beal, Griffith University.

The fascinating concept of urban metabolism will be explored in a session led by Tony McAlister, Director, Water Technology Pty Ltd. This session will feature a range of real-life case studies from Brabham, WA; Caloundra’s Aura Development (Stockland); and Melbourne’s Aquavero project (South East Water and Villawood Properties).

Speakers for this session are:

  • Associate Professor Steven Kenway, Research Leader, CRCWSC and The University of Queensland
  • Susanne Martins, Manager Innovation and Sustainability, Commercial Operations, WA Department of Housing
  • Mark Stephens, Senior Environment and Community Development Manager, Stockland
  • David Bergmann, Research and Development Manager, South East Water.

You can access the full three-day program, plus every speaker’s bio and presentation topic on our conference web page.

The 2019 Water Sensitive Cities Conference will be held at the Brisbane Mercure Hotel, 85–87 North Quay, Brisbane, Queensland. Register now on our event page, where you’ll also find the complete three-day conference program and travel and accommodation information.

Registration closes Friday 15 March 2019. Contact the Conference Manager, Lorena Taylor, at the CRCWSC on +61 7 3365 7517 or via email if you need more information.

Watch Tony Wong, our CEO, discuss the 4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference in Brisbane on 26–28 March

We sat down with our CEO, Tony Wong, to get his thoughts on the value of the 4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference. Listen to what Tony has to say about how this year’s conference will be the first time the water sector will gain a thorough understanding of how the knowledge we’ve generated and synthesised is now being applied to real-life projects, at various sizes, scales and climatic conditions.

‘The conference will explore the many innovations generated from knowledge, and how the sector is capturing and using water sensitive cities learnings,’ Tony said.

Last updated: 4th Mar 2019