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Activating Water Sensitive Urban Design for Healthy Resilient Communities – Discovery Phase: Results and Recommendations

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This report describes the findings of Phase 1 of the ‘Activating Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) for healthy, resilient communities project’ and makes recommendations for research activities in Phase 2.

The researchers find there is a need to review management of the urban water cycle in New Zealand. Specifically, the capacity of current approaches to meet the reasonably foreseeable future requirements for urban liveability in New Zealand. This capacity needs addressing across the entire value chain, from design through regulatory processes to implementation.

Motivating factors include: the frequency and intensity of weather events associated with climate change; congestion and capacity issues with current urban water cycle interventions; and increasing sensitivity to Māori needs and aspirations, including as development partners. Recommendations for Phase 2 include three core research activities, three further discovery activities, and two activities involving the enhancement and dissemination of existing information sources.

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