23 November 2011
Clearwater is pleased to announce the CRC bid for Water Sensitive Cities has been successful. Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, announced funding of almost $148 million for world-class collaborative research and innovation under the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program.
Four renewals of existing CRCs and two new CRCs have been successful in the 14th selection round. One of the two new CRCs to be established is the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, which has received $30 million in federal funding.
The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities will deliver the socio-technical urban water management solutions, education and training programs, and industry engagement required to make Australian towns and cities water sensitive. Water sensitive cities are resilient, liveable, productive and sustainable. They efficiently use the diversity of water resources available within towns and cities, enhance and protect the health of urban waterways and wetlands and mitigate flood risk and damage. They also create public spaces that harvest, clean and recycle water, increase biodiversity and reduce urban heat island effects.
Clearwater looks forward to working with the CRC in the future.
For more information visit the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities website.