• 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?

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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Our

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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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Guidelines

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
Water Wise Street Tree Planting Day
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Meet The Pollutants
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Upcoming Courses and Events
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Provisional dates and locations for our training events are provided below.   Water by Design Roadshow Water by Design are pleased¬†to annouce we are traveling along the Qld coast in Nov/Dec showcasing our latest products and providing training for the latest advances in WSUD technology. Dates and Locations are as follows: Cairns 27th Nov Mackay 3rd Dec Yeppoon 5th Dec Sunshine Coast 10th Dec Ipswich 12th Dec Townsville 7th Feb Topics covered include: WbD website Launch Living Waterways V2.0 Launch MUSIC Guideline V2.0 Launch Water Wise Street Tree design Outcomes from the Alluvium review of the SPP SMDO's Strategic Planning...

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