National Urban Water Governance: Institutional Drivers Summary Report

Rebekah Brown, Megan Farrelly & Nina Keath / National Urban Water Governance Program, Monash University


This summary report provides an overview of two reports produced by the National Urban Water Governance Program, which detail the outcomes of an online questionnaire survey conducted over October and November in 2006. This report was the first stage in a research program investigating and identifying the institutional factors most important for enabling a Water Sensitive City. The purpose of the research was to provide reliable insights into social and institutional drivers and barriers to sustainable urban water management as perceived by professionals operating in the urban water sector, across the cities of Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. It is hoped this reseasrch will contribute to a better understanding of the factors that influence the uptake of technologies tharse water sources and improved stormwater quality management.