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Integrated Urban Water Assessment and Management

Learn about the philosophies, principles and techniques of Integrated Urban Water Assessment and Management (IUWAM). Attendees will have the opportunity to develop skills in techniques in assessing existing and water-sensitive urban systems (cities, development regions, precincts) with quantitative tools spanning the whole water cycle for piped and natural flows. They will learn to use the tools to evaluate technology options (centralised and decentralised), undertake triple-bottom-line analysis and understand the water-energy nexus. The course will provide opportunity for discussion of issues such as trade-offs between social, environmental and economic drivers. Learning will be achieved through lectures, discussion sessions, watch-at-home optional videos, practical exercises and case studies.

Issues addressed

  • Understand principles, objectives and constraints for integrated urban water management (analysing interactions and conflicts between components) and systematic performance analysis.
  • Overview of the range of IUWM methods and techniques, encompassing both structural and non-structural tools (e.g. lot-scale structural measures such as water efficient appliances, greywater recycling.
  • The role and functioning of different components of urban water systems, their interactions and scale of application (on-site through to catchment).
  • Tools to assess the entire water balance analysis (eg CRC Water Sensitive Cities tools SUWMBA and Scenario tool released in 2021).
  • Introduction to the water-energy-greenhouse gas nexus.
  • Triple Bottom Line analysis and institutional considerations for improved Integrated Urban Water Management.

What do you get

  • Course notes (brief).
  • Access to world leading practitioners and researchers in Integrated Urban Water
  • Assessment and Management, Triple Bottom Line and the Water-Energy Nexus.
  • An excellent introduction to the principles of Integrated Urban Water Assessment and Management
  • Skills and tools to take back to your workplace.

Who should attend

  • Local and state government staff
  • Environmental and engineering consultants
  • Recent graduates

This course is available at these future events: