Healthy Land and Water, together with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities recognise that building the capacity of a wide range of stakeholder organisations and groups will be required to deliver water sensitive cities of the future that are adapted to climatic conditions and enhance the quality of life and liveability for both residents and visitors alike.

Growth in Queensland is considerable and is expected to continue. Our communities seek liveable places – reliable water supplies, effective sanitation, protection from flooding, healthy ecosystems, cool green landscapes, efficient use of resources, and beautiful urban and natural spaces. While there is typically broad agreement regarding these aspirations for our communities, decision-makers face the challenge of determining how to most effectively drive the transformations needed to continue delivering these in the context of growth, climate change and complex governance arrangements. Together we aim to work with industry, government and community to inspire and motivate leadership and creativity in the field of Water Sensitive Urban Design and urban liveability. This includes clarifying and discussing how we can best collectively create solutions around the following identified issues:

  • To clarify what delivering Water Sensitive City outcomes means for cities in Queensland

  • Identify the capacities, capabilities and underpinning fundamentals that are needed across different kinds of organisations in cities across QLD to deliver those Water Sensitive City outcomes

  • To assess the strength and identify key gaps or areas of weakness in the capabilities required to provide sufficient capacity

  • Agree on the most important actions that Healthy Land and Water and the CRCWSC QLD and other stakeholders can take to fill those gaps / address those deficiencies

Seminar Series

Together Water by Design, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and the Flood Community of Practice have come together to hold a monthly Seminar Series to promote, inspire and motivate best practice in Water Sensitive Urban Design.

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