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CRC for Water Sensitive Cities – Water Sensitive Cities Assessment Tool

February 15, 2015

CRC for Water Sensitive Cities – Water Sensitive Cities Assessment Tool

The question was asked at the recent Water Sensitive SA launch, ‘How do we know when we have become a water sensitive city?’. The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities are currently developing a self- assessment tool to enable Councils or cities to set benchmarks and measure their progress towards a water sensitive city.

This project will deliver a water sensitive city (WSC) Index and accompanying tools for assessing the water sensitivity of urban places ranging from metropolitan to local government areas, and informing management responses to improve water sensitive practices.

The project defines hallmarks for a water sensitive city including: good governance, community capital, equity, productivity, ecological health, human wellbeing, quality urban space, adaptive structure, resource efficiency and stewardship.

A city or community will set objectives under each of these hallmarks and select indicators to measure performance or improvement.

The tool is currently in the developmental stage with its release anticipated in September 2015.

Visit the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities webpage to view the Project D6.2: Developing a Water Sensitive Cities Index.

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