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Integrated Urban Water Management

Learn about the philosophies, principles and techniques of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM). Attendees will have the opportunity to develop skills in techniques such as technology selection, end-use analysis, life cycle costs and triple-bottom-line analysis. The course will also provide opportunity for discussion of issues such as managing trade-offs between social, environmental and economic drivers. Learning will be achieved through a mix of lectures, discussion sessions, practical exercises and hypothetical case studies.

Issues addressed

  • Understand principles, objectives and constraints for integrated urban water management (e.g. optimisation of conflicting objectives, facilitating innovation, analysing interactions between components)
  • Overview of the range of IUWM techniques, encompassing both structural and non-structural tools (e.g. lot-scale structural measures such as water efficient appliances, greywater recycling, etc. and non-structural measures such as education and town planning controls)
  • The role and functioning of different components of urban water systems, their interactions and scale of application (on-site through to catchment)
  • Simple tools to assess alternative methods for integrated urban water management (end use analysis, water balance analysis, Life Cycle Costing, Triple Bottom Line analysis)
  • Introduction to the relationship between urban water management and greenhouse gas considerations
  • Issues relating to institutional considerations omega replica and implementation issues. (e.g. how do we facilitate change, overcome resistance, and promote the role of champions in leading IUWM?)

What do you get

  • Course notes
  • Access to world leading practitioners and researchers in IUWM
  • An excellent introduction to the principles of Integrated Urban Water Management
  • Skills and tools to take back to your workplace

Who should attend

  • Local and state government staff
  • Environmental and engineering consultants
  • Recent graduates
  • Anyone with an interest in IUWM

This course is not currently scheduled for a future event

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