The New WAter Ways program addresses all elements of the urban water cycle, including rainfall, surface water (stormwater), groundwater, drinking water, wastewater and water for the environment within an urban development context. In order to facilitate the best practice management and use of the urban water cycle and delivery of water sensitive urban design outcomes, these aspects are best categorised as:
Water recycling and reuse /alternative water sources;
Water conservation and efficiency; and
Stormwater and groundwater management.
The objectives of the New WAter Ways program are to deliver outcomes in the areas of knowledge sharing; education, science and training; advocacy and leadership; and partnerships and bridging. The objectives are to:
provide easy access to best practice and supporting WSUD information including trusted science, technical tools, current policy and existing programs;
make WSUD “normal practice” by facilitating the upskilling of WSUD practitioners to deliver best practice for Western Australia based on trusted and reliable science;
provide leadership and advocacy for the adoption of best management and planning practices for WSUD in Western Australia; and
promote effective partnerships by acting as a bridging organisation for the WA water sector.