Latest Research Findings from CRCWSC Societal Innovation and Behaviour Change (Program A2)

Date: 14 February 2017
Time: 1:30-3pm
Location: Inner West Council (Ashfield Service Centre)
Council meeting room, Level 6, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW

Engaging communities in the transition to Water Sensitive Cities

The transition to water sensitive cities requires broad community acceptance of changes in policy, practice and technology. To achieve this, water practitioners and government agencies will need to effectively engage communities. A critical step in engaging with communities is understanding existing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to water use, and how engaging with water related issues is influenced by the social context. This seminar will showcase findings from research supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. It will include:

  • Targeting knowledge: Community knowledge about water and water terminology and why this is important
  • Targeting attitudes: Community perceptions about stormwater management and water sensitive urban design
  • Targeting behaviours: Principles of behaviour change, and a process for prioritising household behaviours based on impact and likelihood of uptake
  • Targeting the social context: Engaging everyone in the transition to Water Sensitive Cities

More information on Program A can her found here.


Dr Angela Dean is a Research Fellow a The University of Queensland. Her current research focuses on using communication approaches to build support for Water Sensitive Policies. Her background includes environmental education, science communication, health behaviours.

If you would like any further information please contact, Emma Church at or (07) 3346 9021.

This event is brought to you by, Cooks River Alliance and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.