Engaging with the community builds trust and ownership, leads to better decision making, and can deliver more effective outcomes. Local community knowledge and support is highly valuable in developing local and regional-scale solutions, and can provide a rich source of ideas for water sensitive strategies and solutions. Sustainable, resilient, productive and liveable communities are well within reach if communities are actively engaged.

Community engagement includes information on community water literacy, developing engagement strategies that respond to diverse community needs and influencing water-related behaviours.