Water Sensitive Cities Index provides guide to progress
May 15, 2018
The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities has created an Water Sensitive Cities (WSC) Index that enables cities and towns to benchmark their water management against indicators of a water sensitive city.
The CRCWSC’s index is a fee-for-service tool for benchmarking against 34 indicators that characterise a water sensitive city, and will provide a guide as to whether a city or town is close to being water sensitive or needs to do more.
The index uses a workshop based process run by an accredited consultant to address the key attributes of a water sensitive city. The index translates the indicator scores into several measures of city status, to show the city’s progress towards greater water sensitivity, and helps participants identify what the city needs to improve, and how to improve.
An accredited consultant presents and explains the index results during the workshop, so different participants can ask questions that are specific to their sector. The consultant then prepares a benchmarking and assessment report.