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New guidelines: Trees for a cool city

Trees for a cool city, released by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, provides guidelines on placing street trees for the largest cooling […]

Green infrastructure and WSUD performance based planning policy

The Water Sensitive SA request for tender for the Green infrastructure and water sensitive performance based policy closes on 28 September 2017. Key […]

National Water Reform – draft report open for comment

National Water Reform Draft Report is open for comment until Thursday 19 October 2017. The National Water Reform Draft Report is seeking to […]

White Gum Valley – innovative infill development

The White Gum Valley (WGV) development is a 2.3ha medium-density infill development located approximately 3 km inland from Fremantle in Western Australia. Once […]

Enabling liveable communities of the future

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) – the peak urban water industry body – is working to better understand water’s role in enabling […]

TreeNET EoI – Best practice design & maintenance of engineered spaces for tree growth in paved areas in Australian Cities

Closes 6 October 2017 Expressions of Interest (EoI) are invited from organisations wishing to partner with TREENET in preparations for the delivery of […]

Benefit-cost tool – one step closer

The National Project Economic Evaluation Framework project for WSUD and green infrastructure has advanced well in its first 6 months. Cooperative Research Centre […]

Invitation: Smart technology & planning for infill development project – University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide’s Intelligent Water Decisions Research Group is seeking input from industry and government for a pilot study on smart technology and planning […]

Innovative greenfield development takes out Minister’s Award at Smart Water Awards

An innovative approach to stormwater management by Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec for the Newenham development on Mount Barker’s urban fringe, received the Minister’s Award […]

Benchmarking Adelaide in our journey towards a water sensitive city

The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) is working with Adelaide’s water industry leaders to develop a transition strategy for Adelaide […]

3 years on … how are we tracking?

Our achievements over 3 years Three-year independent review In February and March 2017, an independent Three-year program review of the Water Sensitive SA […]

Florette

Anna Walker’s book, Florette, is a great NRM education resource about guerilla gardening by children in the middle of the city.     […]

Call for abstract – AWA 2017 conference: Water in the community

Conference, call for papers A flagship annual event for the AWA SA Branch is our state conference, which attracts around 100 people. This […]

We need your feedback about Water Sensitive SA

SURVEY EXTENDED TILL 6PM FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017 We are seeking industry feedback to understand what has been achieved in the last two […]

New look interactive map for WSUD projects

Doncaster Avenue, Colonel Light Gardens – infiltration systems.  Images: City of Mitcham Take a look at our revamped interactive map for water sensitive […]

Goyder Institute recommends future directions for SMPs and planning policy

Source: Baden Myers The latest report from the Goyder Institute for Water Research (Goyder Institute), Implementing water sensitive urban design in stormwater management […]

Rain Garden 500 grant now open

Rain Garden 500 is an Australian Government funded project, where local governments, community groups, schools, sports clubs, churches, businesses groups or even just […]

Heatwave vulnerability index – Adelaide

If you are wondering where to target your next WSUD project in Adelaide’s suburbs to create cooler shaded streetscapes and public open spaces, […]

Goyder Institute call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts now open! Abstracts close: 17 March 2017 The Goyder Institute for Water Research is excited to announce the Call for […]

Cost-benefit analysis tool for WSUD & green infrastructure

Water Sensitive SA is set to partner with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities to address the well documented barriers to the uptake […]

A guide to raingarden plant selection and placement – fact sheet

Water Sensitive SA has developed A guide to raingarden plant selection and placement in SA in association with Shaun Kennedy, ecologist, SA Water, […]

Oaklands stormwater harvest & re-use project

Oaklands Wetland has transformed the disused former driver education centre site into a beautiful new habitat where people can appreciate the year-round open […]

SA’s online stormwater tool for small-scale development

Following a competitive tender process, the contract for the Online stormwater assessment tool for small-scale development has been awarded to Organica Engineering Pty […]

Ground-breaking software manages distribution of alternative water sources

Since the drought of the early 2000s, regional Australian councils have sought alternative water supplies to supplement their natural catchments. But managing these […]

Vertical forest apartments

The team behind the award-winning Silt apartments at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane are tipping their next project to be just as successful. The standout […]

Australian Rainfall and Runoff Guidelines revised

The ten-year long Engineers Australia project to revise its widely-used Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR) is almost complete, and its ongoing management has […]

Estimating monetised benefits of groundwater recharge from stormwater retention practices

New EPA (USA) study supports the long-term benefits of green infrastructure The EPA (USA) encourages green infrastructure for urban areas because of their […]

The 2016-17 AMLR Community NRM Action Grant round is now open

Community NRM Action Grants are designed to enable groups, individuals, non-government organisations and small businesses to undertake projects that focus on building community […]

Zero Additional Maintenance WSUD update

The Zero Additional Maintenance Water Sensitive Urban Design (ZAM-WSUD) project led by the City of Manningham, Victoria, has been progressing well over the […]

Greening of our communities through stormwater innovation

Stormwater management is no longer the sole domain of the calculator toting, brown suited engineer.  The industry is broadening to include the black […]

Micropollutants in stormwater

Assessing the human health risks associated with micropollutants in stormwater intended for beneficial reuse Project Leader:  Andrew Humpage, Fred Leusch – Water Research […]

Stormwater SA Excellence Awards

Stormwater South Australia is holding its Excellence Awards, on Wednesday 6 July, to encourage, recognise, promote and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, […]

Catch it, keep it, use it: Burnside City Council’s B-Pod stormwater retention cells

Case study – Burnside B-Pods, Catch it, keep it, use it: Burnside City Council’s B-Pod stormwater retention cells In 2008, as part of […]

Rain Garden 500 grants program – applications close 30 June 2016

Applications are now open for the Rain Garden 500 grants program in the Adelaide region.   Local governments, community groups, schools or a group […]

City of Mitcham joins Water Sensitive SA partnership

As one of Adelaide’s leading Councils committed to supporting tree health through stormwater infiltration systems, we are pleased to welcome the City of Mitcham […]

Stormwater SA Excellence Awards – call for nominations

Stormwater South Australia is holding its Excellence Awards to encourage, recognise, promote and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of […]

Microclimate objectives within Council Planning policy

To give effect to your climate change adaptation plan or water sensitive urban design strategy within Development Plans look to the City of […]

Adelaide Design Manual – greening the City of Adelaide

The Adelaide Design Manual is an excellent resource for those looking for guidance on how to integrate green infrastructure at the streetscape scale. […]

What does liveable, water sensitive infill development look like?

Water Sensitive SA is conducting research into the adoption of more sustainable water sensitive urban design (WSUD) practices in an idealised ten allotment […]

Stormwater Harvesting Guidelines

The Melbourne Water Stormwater Harvesting Guidelines, released in February 2016, support the design, construction and maintenance of diversion structures for stormwater assets.

The Living Cities Alliance opens the door to more liveable, water sensitive communities

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in Partnership with Engineers Australia (EA) hosted the Living Cities Workshop on Wednesday 10 February at […]

Cost-benefit analysis of green infrastructure & WSUD project

With development of a cost-benefit analysis tool for green infrastructure and WSUD assets a priority within Water Sensitive SA’s Business Plan, we are […]

New investment partners

Water Sensitive SA is pleased to welcome three new investment partners: City of Onkaparinga, City of Tea Tree Gully and Rural City of […]

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Draft Report on Statutory Planning for WSUD in Adelaide

Your comments are sought Statutory Planning for Water Sensitive Urban Design project is part of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Sensitive […]

CRC to develop plan to support Adelaide’s transition to a water sensitive city

CEO of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Tony Wong, announced at a forum on 26 November 2015 that the CRC will work with its industry partners […]

Ranking projects for water-sensitive cities: a practical guide

A new publication released by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities offers an easy-to-use guide to the best mathematical approaches for ranking potential […]

SA practitioners support WSUD performance based criteria in planning policy

On 29 October 2015, Water Sensitive SA hosted a collective of more than 60 planners, engineers, landscape architects and environmental managers to explore […]

Our business plans revealed

Water Sensitive SA Business Plan Our training, peer-to-peer learning, research adoption pathways and WSUD information sharing activities for 2015‑16 and 2016‑17 will support […]

WSUD research priorities – participate in our on-line forum

Participate in our on-line forum to contribute your thoughts on priorities for WSUD research priorities for SA.  The forum is open until CoB […]

Integrated Water Management DPA incorporates WSUD performance targets

Integrated Water Management Development Plan Amendment (Alexandrina Council and Rural City of Murray Bridge). Put your support behind the first example of the […]

WSUD Policy, objectives & implementation – the Queensland experience

Watch the highlights video of the April 2015 seminar presented by Dr Andrew O’Neill from Water by Design. Andrew provided an insight into […]

EPA Raingarden 500 Grant Guidelines

Applications are now open for the Rain Garden 500 grants program in the Adelaide region. Local governments, community groups, schools or a group […]

Awards – Joe La Spina

Joe La Spina received the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) –  SA Professional of the Year/Public Works Leader award. Joe is […]

Awards – Dr Peter Dillon

Dr Peter Dillon was recently recognised at the 2015 Water Industry Alliance (WIA) Smart Water Awards, receiving the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his […]

Water Sensitive SA steering committee

We are pleased to announce the members of the inaugural Water Sensitive SA steering committee, who are charged with setting the strategic direction […]

SA planning reform – what are the opportunities for WSUD?

The planning reform provides the greatest opportunity in the past 20 years to embed water sensitive urban design (WSUD) within the South Australian […]

Australian Government Senate inquiry into stormwater

On 16 March 2015 the Senate referred an inquiry into stormwater resources management in Australia to the Environment and Communications References Committee following […]

New website coming

We are developing a new Water Sensitive SA website. New features will include: forums that you will allow you to subscribe/unsubscribe to topics […]

Transitioning Adelaide to a water sensitive city issues paper

Released by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in October 2014, Transitioning Adelaide to a water sensitive city: Towards an […]

Water Sensitive SA Launch

With liveability and resilience in an uncertain climate future emerging as key drivers for how we develop our cities in the future, South […]

Catchment to Coast Project

The Cities of Unley, West Torrens and Adelaide have received federal government grant funds, through the EPAs’ Catchments to Coast Project, to design […]

Research

Goyder Institute – Release of Task 3 Report – The Potential Role of WSUD in Urban Service Provision The Goyder Institute has released […]

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities – Water Sensitive Cities Assessment Tool

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities – Water Sensitive Cities Assessment Tool The question was asked at the recent Water Sensitive SA launch, ‘How […]

Water Sensitive SA – Program Manager Appointment

Experienced Adelaide water sensitive urban design practitioner Mellissa Bradley has joined Water Sensitive SA as the Program Manager. Mellissa is a strong advocate […]