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Workshop | Setting our future urban water directions – position papers

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Workshop | Setting our future urban water directions – position papers

You are invited to a workshop hosted by Stormwater SA, IPWEA and Water Sensitive SA for members and supporters to discuss issues of interest and concern regarding integrated urban water management, and to provide feedback about Department for Environment and Water’s future urban water directions issues papers.

South Australia requires a strategic, collaborative, and transparent approach to planning for the management of urban water that can address the complexity of issues faced by the sector. There is no single solution – rather, a range of solutions that work together will be required. This includes simple and already proven measures being delivered alongside the new and innovative.

Presentations by DEW on the issues papers will be followed by a workshop exploring the high-level themes of:

  • water supply planning for the future
  • providing for future flood mitigation and other stormwater management services
  • ensuring water contributes to our cities and towns as healthy, green and climate resilient places

and other matters including:

  • watercourse management
  • stormwater quality, in particular sediment management
  • governance structures for effective stormwater management
  • stormwater management for infill development and growth areas.

Comments on the issues papers are open until Friday 1 October 2021.

Background information

A discussion paper and three support papers, which contain additional detail on issues discussed in the overview paper, are available from DEW’s website:

Setting our future urban water directions – discussion paper (PDF)

Support Paper 1: Water supply for the future – All options on the table (PDF)

Support Paper 2: Drainage and flood management – Managing our rain for the next century (PDF)

Support Paper 3: Water for life – Water to support healthy and enjoyable urban living (PDF)

Feedback Form (Word)

All papers are available from the DEW Urban Water reports webpage


Glenunga Hub – Margaret Bond Room 2
70 Conyngham Street
Glenunga, SA Australia
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08 September - 9:30am
08 September - 12:30pm
Glenunga Hub – Margaret Bond Room 2
70 Conyngham Street

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.