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Engaging communities in the transition to water sensitive cities

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Engaging communities in the transition to water sensitive cities

Presentations:

Transitioning to water sensitive community
John Devine, General Manager Assets & Environment, City of Unley

Community knowledge about water
Dr Angela Dean, The University of Queensland & Monash University

A process for prioritising household behaviours based on water-saving impact and likelihood of uptake
Dr Angela Dean, The University of Queensland & Monash University

Engaging diverse communities in the transition to water sensitive cities
Paul Satur, Monash University

Community perceptions about stormwater management & WSUD
Dr Angela Dean, The University of Queensland & Monash University

Related research papers

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Latest Research Findings Societal Innovation and Behaviour Change – CRC for Water Sensitive Cities – Program A2

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Overview

To achieve political support for the change in policy and practice needed to facilitate our transition to water sensitive cities requires a water literate and engaged community. Presentations by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities researchers will provide greater understanding of current levels of water literacy across different socio-demographic groups and geographic regions in Australia, and guidance on strategies to engage with community members on issues of water sensitivity.

Who should attend

Local Government, NRM and water utilities practitioners with a role in strategic planning, sustainability, communications and marketing, and community engagement.

Topics

1.  Community knowledge about water and water terminology and why this is important – Dr Angela Dean

2.  A process for prioritising household behaviours based on water-saving impact and likelihood of uptake – Dr Paula Wright

3.  Engaging everyone in the transition to Water Sensitive Cities – Paul Satur

4.  Community perceptions about stormwater management and water sensitive urban design – Dr Angela Dean

 

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Biographies

Dr Angela Dean, The University of Queensland & Monash University

Angela is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University and The University of Queensland. Her current research focuses on using communication approaches to build support for Water Sensitive Policies. Her background includes environmental education, science communication, health behaviours.

Dr Paula Wright, Monash University

Paula is a Research Fellow at Behaviour Works, Monash University. Her current research focuses on new approaches to changing household behaviours. She has also worked in research and policy with local governments in Victoria.

Paul Satur, Monash University

Paul is currently conducting a PhD within the School of Social Sciences, Monash University.  His research focuses on Water Sensitive Practices and Social Inequality. Paul has a background in environmental management and community engagement with Melbourne Water and various state and local governments.

 

Venue

Glenunga Hub – Margaret Bond Room 1
89 L'Estrange Street
Glenunga, SA Australia
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Registration & light lunch: 12:00pm

Start:
25 August - 12:30pm
End:
25 August - 3:00pm
Venue:
Glenunga Hub – Margaret Bond Room 1
89 L'Estrange Street
Glenunga