• Water by Design

    We must create and maintain urban spaces that both protect environmental values and provide quality recreation and social opportunities.

Who are Water by Design?

Since 2005, our 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.

Healthy Land and Water works 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.

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We identify and fill 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.

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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Living Waterways - Version 2.0

Living Waterways is a best practice environmental management approach that assists practitioners and government to deliver enduring, and affordable outdoor spaces which engage the surrounding communities. WbD has just release and updated version of the framework.

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News & Events

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

MUSIC Guideline
music , guideline
Water Wise Street Tree Trial
Water Wise Street Tree , Planting Day , News
Meet The Pollutants
pH , News , Meet the Pollutants
Upcoming Courses and Events
WbD Roadshow , News , Healthy Land & Water

Water by Design Roadshow   Water by Design are pleased to announce we are traveling along the Qld coast showcasing our latest products and providing training for the latest advances in WSUD technology. Dates and Locations are as follows: Townsville 7th March Topics covered include: WbD website Launch Living Waterways V2.0 Launch MUSIC Guideline V3.0 Launch Water Wise Street Tree design Outcomes from the Alluvium review of the SPP SMDO's Strategic Planning for Waterways CoDesign We are intending it to be a full day course open to all and free for participants.  Many thanks to participating councils for their assistance and...

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