Water Sensitive SA



The Water Sensitive SA Business Plan, Investment Prospectus and Stakeholder Engagement Plan set out our strategic direction and priorities to June 2017.

State plans and strategies

The South Australian Government has developed a range of plans that seek water sensitive urban design outcomes to deliver better freshwater and marine water quality, maximise the use of alternative water resources, conservation of potable water resources and climate change adaptation to deliver more liveable communities.


Water Sensitive SA proposes to undertake a review of the South Australian Water Sensitive Urban Design Greater Adelaide technical manual produced in 2010.

In the interim we offer linkages to some of our preferred guidelines from interstate.


Water Sensitive SA is currently developing project briefs for a number of tools to assist practitioners in the planning and implementation of projects that incorporate WSUD.


Our collaborations with the Goyder Institute for Water Research, University of South Australia, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and CSIRO seek partnerships for applied research. We offer researchers the opportunity to connect with practitioners through our online forums, blog articles and seminar series.

Image Gallery

The image gallery combines all images from our WSUD asset interactive map, sorted into themes by WSUD element type, e.g stormwater harvesting and re-use, infiltration, wetlands etc.

Case Studies

Water Sensitive SA is currently developing a suite of case studies to demonstrate the innovative ways local government, state government and the development industry are transforming the urban landscape to enhance the liveabilitiy of communities through better water sensitive urban design.


Innovation in water sensitive urban design strategy, policy and practice is highlighted through some of our favourite links.

Standard Drawings

South Australian practitioners have requested standard drawings for WSUD design elements. Watch this space as we seek partnerships to deliver these resource for SA in the most cost effective manner.