Urban Water Futures
This thematic research area asks the questions: How should our cities manage their water in the future, and What do we need to do now to enable this?
Drawing on transitions theory, socio-ecological studies, social learning and complex systems literatures, these research projects contribute to visioning what a ‘Water Sensitive City’ entails, and generates insights into the learning processes, development pathways and steering strategies that will need to be developed in order to navigate toward this future.
For more detail on these related research projects, click on the links below:
- Dutch-Australian Sustainable Urban Water Futures Partnership
- Processes and Pathways to Water Sensitive Cities (PhD – Yvette Bettini)
- Transitioning to Sustainable Urban Water Management in Developing Countries of the Pacific Region (PhD – Michael Poustie)
- Transitioning to a Water Sensitive City: The Case of Melbourne (PhD – Briony Ferguson)
For a full list of published material relating to this thematic research area, see the Publications page of this website.