Water Sensitive SA


What’s the media saying about water sensitive urban design, heat mitigation, canopy loss and more?


Can SA do better at recycling our stormwater? Andrew King, Stormwater SA Chair with Paul Gough, ABC Radio Adelaide | 14 December 2023

Interview by Jon Lamb, including Q&A from listeners (34:42-45:06) – Mellissa Bradley, Program Manager at Water Sensitive SA, has ideas on how to capture the stormwater produced by the rain to use in your garden. Talkback Gardening, ABC Adelaide | 4 June 2022

Interview on Barometer with Mellissa Bradley, Program Manager, Water Sensitive SA
101.5FM Radio Adelaide | Cooler, greener Adelaide event, 20 March 2019

Online media

Why don’t our cities cope with heavy rain? | CSIRO, 10 January 2024

The “loss and devastation” of a relentless drought captured from space | ABC News, 29 October 2020

When the taps run dry | ABC News, 29 October 2020 (video)

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools | ABC News, 19 October 2020

Sydney’s new suburbs are too hot for people to live in | Bloomberg Green, 16 September 2020

New planning code aims to reverse negative consequences of Adelaide’s urban infill | INDAILY, 2 May 2019

The Australian suburbs and council areas most vulnerable to extreme heat | news.com.au, 5 January 2019

Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars | Guardian, 21 February 2017

Print media

Secret of coolest garden on street | The Advertiser, Sunday 3 March 2019

Our new concrete jungle | The Advertiser, 24 February 2018

How gardens can cut power bills | The Advertiser, Saturday 2 March 2019

Infill is behind the heat increase |
North Eastern Weekly, 13 February 2019

Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.