THEME 2: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES | Ozwater

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THEME 2: ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES

 

The water sector plays a key role in achieving sustainable & thriving communities by involving them in decision making, developing solutions that improve sustainability and liveability, and delivering multiple benefits to those being serviced.  This applies across all communities, not just those in urban cities.  What are examples of action taken to achieve sustainable and thriving communities? 

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people’s leadership and involvement in water sector programs to achieve sustainable and thriving communities
  • Systems approaches for understanding urban water 
  • How the water industry is driving sustainable transformation across other sectors
  • Water and the environment
  • SDGs for all: how the water industry can drive social equality  
  • Urban heat and the water sector’s role in greener, cooler cities 
  • Global megatrends to local actions – what do they mean for the water sector in achieving sustainable and thriving communities?
  • The water industry’s contribution to smart cities
  • Preserving water resources and receiving environments 
  • Delivering liveable communities and resilient water systems 
  • Tools for and case studies of Integrated Water Management (IWM) across all scales of urban development 
  • Decentralised and distributed systems, precinct scale and multi-utility solutions 
  • Measuring our progress and communicating benefits   
  • How important is interaction with local communities and the development of partnerships when delivering long term solutions within developing countries?
  • What are other countries doing to address the Sustainable Development Goals, are there opportunities to learn from these countries?
  • Insights from communities on what sustainability looks like
  • Use of recycled water / wastewater
  • The role of the water sector in amenity and wellbeing

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