Water Sensitive SA

Research outcomes

Moravej M, Renouf M, Kenway S and Urich C (2022) What roles do architectural design and on-site water servicing technologies play in the water performance of residential infill? in Water Research Vol. 213, Article 118109, 15 April 2022.


  • Business-as-usual infill development severely increases stormwater discharge (44%) and imported water (85%).
  • Alternative designs can achieve 141% increase in population density with only 21% increase in stormwater discharge and 64% increase in imported water.
  • Architectural design is up to 3 times more influential than water servicing technologies

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.