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Water is a key enabler of a more liveable and resilient Liverpool. This project focuses on these water cycle opportunities. It builds upon the Liverpool Place Strategy and the existing collaborative networks of stakeholders who comprise the Liverpool Collaboration Area (LCA). This project approaches Liverpool from the perspective of creating a water sensitive city. This approach intentionally prioritises water management as a key building block for urban renewal, and differs from conventional approaches which first create the city plan, followed then by consideration of water assets, infrastructure and services. A major premise is that the greatest benefits will be achieved if water (systems, assets, infrastructure, management) is planned as a one of the foundational layers in the renewal of the city. In this way, water can be used to activate urban spaces, keep the temperature down and underpin a growing economy and innovative new industries.