A water sensitive city of the future is liveable + resilient + sustainable + productive . It is a place, where people want to live and work, that:

1. serves as a potential water supply catchment, providing a range of different water sources at a range of different scales, and for a range of different uses ;

2. provides ecosystem services and a healthy natural environment, thereby offering a range of social, ecological, and economic benefits; and

3. consist of water sensitive communities where citizens have the knowledge and desire to make wise choices about water, are actively engaged in decision-making, and demonstrate positive behaviours such as conserving water at home and not tipping chemicals down the drain .

Read more about the three pillars of a water sensitive city in Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Sensitive Cities.