We can help create healthy, liveable and marketable communities

It takes water sensitive thinking to create a thriving, highly liveable Australian community.

Our research, benefit–cost tables, case studies, and tools and products can help you incorporate water sensitive urban design into a new development. They are informed by the lessons learned from on-ground application in both Australia and overseas.

In particular, our resources can help with improving planning and design, identifying new solutions to urban issues and creating a point of difference in the development market.

Our participatory process can also help with one of the most difficult aspects of a new development project: getting consensus among the many stakeholders (state governments, local government, community, utilities, etc.).

You can speak to one of our experts about how we may help with developing a new water sensitive community. We are looking for opportunities to contribute to new development projects, to generate more case studies of water sensitive urban design that excels.

Tony Wong speaks at South African conference

Our CEO, Professor Tony Wong, was a keynote speaker at the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) conference on 24–27 June in Cape Town. Tony presented his keynote address ‘Integrated water management, water sensitive cities and liveability’ on the conference opening day. He looked at urban water challenges in Australia during the period of the Millennium Drought, and the floods that broke that drought, and how many Australian cities have prepared to strengthen the resilience of Australian cities to future climatic challenges. He reflected on some of the lessons from that period and developed some key messages that could guide…

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Facilitating water sensitive urban development through planning integration

Summary ‘Integration’ is often considered fundamental to realising holistic city shaping aspirations, like water sensitive cities, which demand strong linkages between urban and water planning activities. But what does integration mean? And more importantly, how can it be operationalised in…

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Last updated: 3rd Jul 2019