As we speak, a CRCWSC-led delegation of government and industry representatives are visiting the City of Kunshan, Jiangsu Province in China, for a trade mission that aims to connect Australian industry expertise with a burgeoning Chinese market for innovation and knowledge that will assist cities to become more water sensitive.

The CRCWSC has enjoyed a highly successful, productive partnership with the City of Kunshan, which gained prestigious national recognition in 2016 for its leading, CRCWSC guided efforts in implementing water sensitive urban design principles. But even with over 30 projects completed in just 3 years, work has only just begun.

Co-hosted by City of Kunshan, Victorian State Government, Australian Water Partnership, supported by Jiangsu Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and organised by Kunshan Bureau Housing and Urban-Rural Development, SEU-Monash Joint Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and the CRCWSC, the trade mission will foster stronger partnerships between Australian and Chinese industry to help implement the ambitious Sponge City program for the city.

Eleven Australian companies will travel to China on the trade mission. Specific areas of interest include urban design and architecture, engineering and system modelling, and innovative urban water management tools and products, which will empower on-ground efforts in furthering Kunshan’s Sponge City transformation. So stay tuned to hear about the outcomes!

For more information on the City of Kunshan follow this link.