The purpose of this blueprint is to foster discussion and innovation in harnessing the potential of stormwater to overcome water shortages, reduce urban temperatures, and improve waterway health and the landscape of Australian cities in their transformation into Water Sensitive Cities. This report is the third version of an evolving document that articulates how, through a holistic approach to the management of urban stormwater, we can transition Australian cities to Water Sensitive Cities. Our reference to cities includes all urban environments and the approaches and philosophical context of water sensitive cities are equally applicable to regional towns and cities throughout Australia and overseas. It should be noted that other parts of the urban water network such as water supply catchments, sewage management, demand management etc., are also important in progressing the objectives for a water sensitive cities but these are not covered by the research efforts underpinning this document. blueprint2013 builds on the previous versions released in January 2011 and March 2012, and on subsequent and ongoing discussions and workshops with industry partners of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities throughout 2012. This document now also ncludes insights and recommendations emanating from research across multiple disciplines undertaken by the Cities as Water Supply Catchments research team in 2012. The blueprint outlines approaches to urban stormwater management that can be adopted today to support the transition of our urban areas to Water Sensitive Cities and Towns.
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||The Centre for Water Sensitive Cities|
|Number of pages||84|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|