City receives Water Sensitive Cities Award
The City was very pleased to be awarded the third Water Sensitive Cities Award for its water sensitive practices at the final event of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities on Friday 17 December 2021.
The City received the award due to its water sensitive city benchmarking results from a workshop assessment undertaken in May 2021. The benchmarking was conducted using the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities Index tool with input from the City and stakeholders through a workshop funded by the Water Corporation.
The City has received a report which outlines the findings of the assessment and actions to consider to further progress towards a water sensitive city which states:
- That the City of Joondalup has been actively working to address water efficiency and water quality for a number of years and has implemented some highly innovative monitoring and irrigation systems.
- The City recognises that its next challenge is to address infill development and the impacts of climate change including greater use of fit-for-purpose water (including reuse), as well as strengthening partnerships across the municipality to provide a more coordinated and comprehensive response.
The City recognises the vital importance of sustainable water management and the need to balance the provision of water services for the community with the protection of water resources in the context a drying climate and looks forward to continuing on the journey to being a water sensitive city.