The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)’s Comprehensive Economic Evaluation Framework research project (IRP2), is currently engaging with policy, regulatory, and financial experts on the suitability of 6 potential reforms as discussed in the recently published  A review of existing funding models, economic regulatory frameworks, policies and mechanisms.  These alternative approaches, and how they might apply in the various jurisdictions, will be discussed using two case study applications; an inner-city redevelopment incorporating IWCM principles, and a water quality project. The key discussion points will be around:

  • Required legislative and regulatory changes implied by the framework
  • Practical implementation/ administrative architecture issues
  • Political challenges and opportunities
  • The appropriate scale for revenue collection, and the associated management of funds through time.

The workshop will provide an open and collaborative environment to facilitate discussions, and elicit ideas that will help strengthen our initial proposal to improve governance, incentives, and implementation. If time permits, we would also like to discuss approaches that could be used to improve data collection for reporting and monitoring.  The ideas gained in this workshop and other 1:1 engagements will inform the final framework, and will be published in a final report later in the year.


Name:  Workshop in alternative approaches to funding water sensitive cities

Date:  8th September, 2020

Time:  1pm – 3pm (AEST)

This is a virtual workshop and attendance is by invitation only.

If you are interested in engaging with the CRCWSC as part of this research project, please let us know by contacting IRP2 team member, Tammie Harold.

For more information on the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities IRP2 project, please visit our website:

Last updated: 31st Aug 2020