Our Guidelines

Our Guidelines will provide you with the information and guidance you need to plan your approach, influence opinion, and facilitate progress towards creating water sensitive cities.

System change

These resources can guide practitioners on how to create the social and institutional conditions a city needs to realise its water sensitive vision.

Community engagement

These resources can guide practitioners on how to better engage with communities to create water sensitive strategies and solutions that reflect local knowledge and gain community support.

Policy process

These resources can guide practitioners on how to identify and exploit opportunities to influence policy makers and regulators, and foster the authorising environment for water sensitive cities solutions.

Education

These resources can guide practitioners about how they can develop the skills and knowledge they need to implement water sensitive cities approaches.

Behaviour change

These resources can help practitioners to encourage water sensitive behaviours.

Performance evaluation

These resources can help practitioners assess the performance of water sensitive solutions.

Economics

These resources can help practitioners quantify and assess the benefits and costs of water sensitive solutions in monetary terms.

Flood resilience

These resources can help practitioners to design cities that reduce flooding risk and rapidly recover from substantial and frequent flooding with minimal damage, disruption and cost.

Water sensitive urban design

These resources can help practitioners to design and implement water sensitive urban design features.

Design

These resources can help practitioners to design and implement water sensitive neighbourhoods.

Waterways

These resources can help practitioners create or restore urban waterways, which play a key role in liveable cities.

Alternative water sources

These resources can help practitioners improve the water quality of alternative water supplies.

Last updated: 12th Mar 2021