Society (Program A)

Delivering social change

This program focuses on understanding and delivering the social change needed to support water sensitive cities. This includes changes in community attitude and water-related behaviours, the economic valuation of water, and changes in institutional and urban water governance.

Projects in the Society Program are working to:

  • guide the development of the rules (regulatory environment) in which our cities are developed and planned;
  • support investment and decision-making (business case) processes for urban development and water management; and
  • ensure communities are engaged in the development by water and urban planning sectors.

This will be achieved by:

  • delivering governance and risk allocation frameworks trialled in policy environments by key stakeholder organisations across a number of case studies;
  • supporting practitioners and organisations to use the economic valuation tools, information, and guidelines produced by the CRCWSC to guide water sensitive cities-related investment decisions;
  • identifying, testing, and evaluating the most effective behaviour change mechanisms and strategies to accelerate community water sensitive cities-related literacy and desired water sensitive behaviours; and
  • establishing planning and envisioning methodologies adopted by key stakeholder organisations to foster co-development of water sensitive cities-related strategies.


Last updated: 6th Dec 2017