CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), Water Corporation of Western Australia and New Water Ways would like to invite you to attend a  seminar + workshop on a range of health outcomes derived from investments in the transition to sustainable, resilient, productive and liveable cities.  This workshop will take a deep dive into some of the pathways between water sensitive cities and health outcomes, and what the CRCWSC and WSAA have been doing to facilitate this linkage.

This is a free event for WSUD practitioners, policy makers, decision makers, planners and other professionals interested in the health benefits derived from water sensitive cities.

CRCWSC's Emma Yuen will provide an overview, followed by 3 presentations from:

  • Professor Nigel Tapper  on the biophysical aspects of the urban heat mitigation produced from different scales of investment in urban greening;
  • Dr Sayed Iftekhar  on estimating the economic benefits of urban heat mitigation;
  • Gayathri Jasper  on WSAA's “Health benefits from water centric liveable communities” report and how WSAA is supporting the water industry in the liveability of our communities.

The workshop will also include two sessions for group discussions.

Expected outcomes:

  • A better understanding on what CRCWSC and WSAA are doing on improving health outcomes through water sensitive cities;
  • A better understanding of a range of health outcomes that could be realised through facilitating water sensitive cities;
  • A shared understanding of the main drivers of benefits from investment in urban greening;
  • Increased knowledge on the availability of health dollar values derived from water sensitive cities solutions that can be used in benefit cost analysis and business case development.

Contact Emma Yuen or Tammie Harold   for further information.

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Last updated: 4th Aug 2019