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3. Creating Water Sensitive Cities

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Led by: Dr Annette Bos, Sustainable Development Education, Monash Sustainability Institute

Fiona Chandler. Executive Director – Communication and Adaptation, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities


About the course

This course explores a new approach for how the hydrological cycle interacts with the urban landscape to support liveable, sustainable, productive and resilient cities and towns. The course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the relationship between society, technology and urban design to ensure water security, water resource efficiency, waterway health, flood mitigation, public health and amenity. Participants will critically engage with the underlying principles of a Water Sensitive City and be introduced to potential social and technical pathways for facilitating its delivery.

The Benefits

This course is an opportunity to join a growing international community of practitioners leading, influencing and innovating in urban water management using the water sensitive cities paradigm. Global thought leaders will take participants on an interdisciplinary exploration of the latest thinking and research to address

challenges including:

  • Use of water to underpin planning and creation of more liveable cities in the face of climate change and population growth
  • Urban design to protect communities, infrastructure and ecosystems from climate extremes and flooding
  • Creating streets and public spaces that are green and make our cities better places to live
  • Understanding and influencing social and institutional factors associated with water sensitive cities, including cost and benefits
  • Developing a strong business case for water sensitive cities and towns

Who should enrol?

Pathways toward water sensitive cities require leadership, integration and innovation across sectors and organisational levels. This course will be of value and interest to everyone who plays a role in protecting and managing urban water resources and who sees themselves and their organisations contributing to the creation of resilient urban environments

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More information

Vera Magazzeni
T +61 7 3014 0290

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