The changing role of the urban water sector

Professor Tony Wong / CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

This editorial piece by Professor Tony Wong from the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, provides an interesting read on the future of the Australian urban water sector.

"Since the National Water Commission's 2011 report on the future direction of urban water in Australia, the sector has intensified its strategising of its changing and future role across various fora. The Commission challenged the sector to "enhance its effective contribution to more liveable, sustainable and economically prosperous cities in circumstances where broader social, public health and environmental benefits and costs are clearly defined and assessed". Therefore it will be necessary to for the water retailers to move beyond the traditional provision of 'taps and toilets' services of water supply and..." Read full article

This article was published in the Australian Water Management Review, Volume 2.