We’re excited to invite you to our 4th Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) Conference, which will be held at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel on Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 March 2019.

Our Water Sensitive Cities Conference series celebrates how water shapes our cities and towns into places that are more liveable, resilient and sustainable. ‘Delivering the transition to water sensitive cities: approaches, activities, and achievements’ will be our conference theme in 2019—the next step from our ‘Making the transition’ theme in 2017.

Here, you can check out the draft conference program, book tickets, and find key information for delegates.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Check out our updated program

Attendees at our 2019 Water Sensitive Cities Conference in Brisbane 26–28 March, will hear from an exciting line-up of leading Australian and international water and urban management experts and industry practitioners, speaking to the theme of Delivering the transition to water sensitive cities: approaches, activities and achievements.

Why attend



on the transition to water sensitive cities and towns that are liveable, resilient, productive and sustainable.



including national and international practitioners, researchers and other thought leaders.



on the CRCWSC’s research, adoption and synthesis activities.

More reasons to go

You’ll see how water sensitive cities are already being implemented in Australia and overseas. Plus, you’ll have early exposure to the tools that industry will use to achieve implementations in the future.

The 2019 conference will reflect our philosophy of integrated solutions. We are bringing together university, industry and government to show how cross-disciplinary approaches offer smarter urban planning and water management solutions.

Ticket prices

You can now purchase online:

  • Full 3 day conference registration (includes 1 x dinner ticket) $850
  • Full 3 day conference registration (excludes dinner ticket) $760
  • 1 Day conference registration (excludes dinner ticket) $380
  • Conference dinner (26 March) $90

All ticket prices include GST and the Sticky Ticket booking fee.

There is no student discount.


Early bird discount

Register by 21 December 2018 to receive a 20% discount on your full 3 day conference registration (including dinner) or full 3 day conference registration (excluding dinner).

Just use the promo code CRC-earlybird when purchasing tickets online (before you select the number of tickets).


Free tickets for CRCWSC participants

  • For each of our Essential Participants and Other Participants, we’re offering four free tickets.
  • For each of our SME Associate Participants, we’re offering two free tickets.

Check our list of CRCWSC Industry Participants and Associates. Contact us if you did not receive the promo code for Participants.

Accommodation package 

You may like to book your accommodation at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel (the conference venue). The hotel is offering a conference discount of 15% off the best flexible rate.

When you call the hotel to book, just let them know you’ll be attending the 4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2019.


Local  government travel subsidy 

We’re offering up to $500 as a travel subsidy for conference registrations by local government CRCWSC Participants. You just need to apply for the subsidy by 30 April 2019. (Any forms received after this date will not be processed for payment.)

The eligible local governments are listed on our website (see ‘Other Participants’).

For more information 

Call Lorena Taylor (Event Manager), CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, +61 7 3365 7517

Email admin@crcwsc.org.au

Registrations close Friday 15 March 2019

Check out highlights from our conference!

Last updated: 19th Apr 2018