Water is integral to almost every feature of an urban landscape. Our cities and towns are complex, ever evolving places, and the way we interact with other people constantly changes too.

In a water sensitive city, we interact with the urban water (hydrological) cycle in ways that:

  • Provide the water security essential for economic prosperity through efficient use of diverse available resources;
  • Enhance and protect the health of waterways and wetlands, the river basins that surround them, and the coast and bays;
  • Mitigate flood risk and damage; and
  • Create public spaces that collect, clean, and recycle water.

A water sensitive city can also be described as one that is resilient, liveable, productive, and sustainable. 

A Water Sensitive approach

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