Delivering Water Sensitive Cities

International WaterCentre Water sensitive design

Target Audience

This course is aimed for participants with an interest in technology and urban design to ensure water security, water resource efficiency, waterway health, flood mitigation, public health and amenity.

Description

This course explores a new paradigm for how the hydrological cycle interacts with the urban landscape to support liveable, sustainable, productive and resilient cities. The course aims to provide participants with an interdisciplinary understanding of the interplay between society, technology and urban design to ensure water security, water resource efficiency, waterway health, flood mitigation, public health and amenity. Participants will critically engage with the underlying principles of a Water Sensitive City and examine socio-technical pathways for facilitating its delivery.

The course will run from August to October 2018 using a blended learning approach. There will be 6 live and interactive 1.5 hour online sessions delivered by staff from Monash Sustainable Development Institute and with guest speakers from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. The online sessions are built on the IWC’s strong foundation in education and adult learning, and offers participants an interactive learning experience. They encourage participants to actively engage with teachers and their peers to discuss issues, share ideas and understand the application of new knowledge in a range of contexts and real-world scenarios

Learning Objectives

• Learn about Water Sensitive Cities in a systematic and complete way - covering all the key drivers, approaches and implementation strategies
• Listen to and speak with leading researchers and practitioners from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities
• Blended online and face-to-face field trips delivery, minimises time away from work while maximising learning effectiveness
• Opportunity to network with other water management professionals
• Access to individualised learning support throughout the course
• Opportunity to obtain a formal University micro-qualification