24 March 2016
As the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) enters its second half of operation, also referred to as Tranche 2, it has been working with its researchers, industry participants and stakeholders to develop the next phase of research projects.
The proposed model for delivering Tranche 2 projects is based largely around geography. This model recognises the different socio-political and geographical contexts that exist around Australia and also the impact this context has on possible research adoption and transition pathways. The CRCWSC has hosted 'Needs and Opportunities' workshops in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia, which will culminate in the development of a proposed ‘Transition Strategy’ initially for each capital city in Australia. The purpose of the Transition Strategy is to document how cities, and regions with similar contexts, are currently placed to become ‘water-sensitive’ and to identify the key strategies that need to be implemented to achieve transition aspirations or desired outcome.
Proposed project outlines will be developed with the Regional Advisory Panel in each State and with key researchers over the next couple of months.
CRCWSC participants can view detailed information on the Tranche 2 process on the CRCWSC intranet (login required).
You can also read up on all the research delivered as part of Tranche 1 in this summary document.