• Water by Design

    We must create and maintain urban spaces that both protect environmental values and provide quality recreation and social opportunities.
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Who are Water by Design

Who are Water by Design?

Since 2005, Healthy Land and Water’s Water by Design Initiative has been working with individuals and organisations to identify and fill knowledge gaps, and facilitate the uptake of improved practice in sustainable water management.

We work to encourage innovative practice and build regionally consistent approaches. By facilitating information exchange, networking, and constructive debate, practitioners are motivated to deliver high quality urban environments.

Our priority areas

Water by Design identifies and fills knowledge gaps with evidence-based resources and tools, promoting smarter policy that enables innovation.

We facilitate practice uptake by delivering capacity building services and products including training, guidelines and technical resources for practitioners in industry and local government.

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Erosion & Sediment Control

Muddy water flowing off construction sites poses a significant risk to our waterways.

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Water Sensitive Urban Design

Polluted runoff from roads and hard surfaces can be treated via vegetated stormwater management systems.

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Living Waterways

Sustainable stormwater management systems can provide numerous benefits to local wildlife and the community.

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Water by Design has substantial collection of technical guidelines and factsheets.

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Case Studies

Water by Design is showcasing projects that reflect the values outlined in Living Waterways. They are projects that are innovative, inclusive, holistic, and provide multiple benefits.

Case Studies

News & Events

Follow links below to find out if there is a training event in your local area.

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