Water Sensitive SA

Funding & investment

Sponsorship prospectus

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for our training and events. Details in our Sponsorship prospectus, or contact Program Manager, Mellissa Bradley.

Investment priorities

Water Sensitive SA together with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Green Infrastructure Program has partnered with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) to develop a Comprehensive economic evaluation framework under the CRCWSC’ Integrated Research Project #2 (IRP2).

The aim of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities’ IRP2 project is to develop, test and apply a broadly applicable framework for conducting integrated economic assessment to support business case development for investing in water sensitive, liveable and resilient cities.

The key deliverables for the project are:

  1. A Benefit Transfer tool and guideline
  2. A Benefit-Cost Analysis tool and guideline
  3. A financial regulation framework

This project has been made possible with funding from our program partners and a grant from the Stormwater Management Authority.

For the latest update on this project see our News article.

Contact Program Manager, Mellissa Bradley, if you would like to know more about these proposed initiatives or any other aspect of the Water Sensitive SA program.


Water Sensitive SA is a program for WSUD practitioners funded by organisations with a commitment to providing leadership in our transition to water sensitive communities. We are seeking additional investment partners for the general program deliverables and for a suite of priority projects that are essential to the widespread uptake of water sensitive urban design in new developments, capital works projects and infrastructure renewal works.

Priority project 1: The case for water sensitive urban design – cost-benefit analysis

P1 - Cost-benefit analysis $40,000.00

100% of our goal
$40,000 Funding Target

Priority project 2: Life cycle cost analysis

P2 - Lifecycle cost analysis $0.00

0% of our goal
$40,000 Funding Target

Priority Project 3: Deemed to comply guideline (potential ultimate inclusion in proposed Urban Design Code)

P3 - Deemed to comply guide $23,000.00

38% of our goal
$60,000 Funding Target

Priority Project 4: On-line assessment tool for stormwater management

P4 - Online stormwater assessment tool $100,000.00

100% of our goal
$100,000 Funding Target

Priority Project 5: MUSIC (version 6) Guidelines for SA

P5 - SA MUSIC guidelines $0.00

0% of our goal
$50,000 Funding Target