The importance of community engagement in WSUD


The New WAter Ways program in Western Australia have prepared an excellent factsheet on the importance of community engagement in water sensitive urban design (WSUD).

Engagement can inform, educate and raise awareness about water issues.

Water related knowledge is significantly and positively associated with:

  • support for alternative water sources
  • support for raingardens
  • use of everyday water saving strategies
  • uptake of water saving devices and pollution reduction

Therefore community engagement is a critical component of transitioning to a water sensitive city.

This factsheet outlines methods and key tips for community engagement.

To view their full range of factsheets visit the New WAter Ways website.