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Thought Leaders Series: Transitioning Perth to a leading waterwise city

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Online – Times in AEST

The climate of Perth, Western Australia, is becoming hotter and drier, while urban development and the demand for water continue to grow – challenges that no single organisation can tackle on its own.

Eleven WA Government agencies are working together under the Waterwise program of work to address these challenges and transform Greater Perth into a leading waterwise city.

Join our industry panel as they discuss and highlight the achievements under the first two-year Waterwise Perth Action Plan (2019-2021), including actions to:
­ Investigate the feasibility of alternative water systems to meet the demand for non-potable water
­ Use the insights from Water Corporation’s H2OME residential water use study to inform water planning and design programs and incentives to assist households to reduce scheme water use
­ Retrofit public housing with water efficient fixtures and repairing leaks to save water
­ Educate students about the water cycle, conservation and water in Aboriginal culture through the Waterwise Schools Program
­ Increase understanding of Aboriginal environmental and cultural knowledge to inform water and land planning
­ Retrofit drainage sites and other water assets to improve local liveability and community access to green space
­ Improve the suite of water policies, plans and guidance to drive waterwise outcomes and better manage water resources
­ Work with local government to plant waterwise trees and gardens
­ Deliver Waterwise programs to support councils, aquatic centres and golf courses to save water and create waterwise communities
­ Demonstrate leadership in waterwise design at Government-led urban developments and precincts around transport hubs.

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