Water scarcity has driven new ways of using water within our cities. While consumptive uses were previously linked to potable water supply systems, other urban water, such as stormwater and wastewater, was not utilised and created environmental and safety issues through its disposal. Maintaining secure water supplies throughout drought has led to the recognition and use of alternative ‘fit-for-purpose’ water resources. This paper examines the links between the adoption of an integrated system of such water resources and general considerations of overall ‘liveability’.

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Last updated: 17th Jun 2016