On behalf of the Organising Committee, I am delighted to invite you to attend the 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD 2018), which is being held in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018.

Water Sensitive Urban Design Conferences are a recognised premier technical event hosted by Engineers Australia. The conferences attract leading experts, and have a reputation for high quality papers covering a range of water sensitive urban design topics.

On this occasion Engineers Australia has partnered with Stormwater WA to host WSUD 2018 in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018. Hydropolis events provide an opportunity for Western Australian water professionals to exchange ideas and information about meeting the current and future challenges of the region.

WSUD / Hydropolis 2018 is also supported by the Australian Water Association (AWA) which aims to deliver information, expertise and collaboration for sustainable water management.

The partnering of Engineers Australia and Stormwater WA with support from AWA will provide a unique opportunity for water professionals from all organisations and backgrounds to exchange ideas, interact with existing and new acquaintances, and broaden their knowledge on water sensitive urban design on both a local and international scale.

The focus of WSUD / Hydropolis 2018 is “Creating Water Sensitive Communities” and aims to challenge delegates thinking and knowledge, and expand their views on what represents urban water management best practice and its vital role in developing our future communities.

The main conference will be held from 13 to 15 February 2018 and include a full technical program with a number of excellent keynote speakers, and range of oral sessions covering both peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed papers.

Optional pre–conference workshops / field trips will be offered on 12 February. A formal conference dinner will be held on 14 February where Engineers Australia and Stormwater WA Industry Awards winners will be announced, alongside some light entertainment.

The conference will be held at Crown Towers, which is a world-class facility overlooking the banks of the Swan River. There are a number of accommodation options nearby and a number of excellent restaurants and bars which will provide limitless opportunities for the all-important break out and networking sessions.

Once again, on behalf of the Organising Committee, I encourage you to submit a paper and attend WSUD / Hydropolis 2018. I look forward to welcoming you in February 2018.

Kristy Chandler

Chair, WSUD / Hydropolis 2018 Organising Committee

Kristy Chandler

Conference Chair WSUD 2018

“Engineers Australia’s National Committee on Water Engineering is very pleased to join with principal partner Stormwater Western Australia and supporting partner the Australian Water Association to deliver the 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018. The conference theme ‘Creating Water Sensitive Communities’ focuses on the need for holistic solutions to water quantity and quality issues in our urban centres, and we are looking forward to hearing about the latest best practice solutions in this fast developing space. We encourage you to join us in Perth in February 2018 to make the most of the technical and networking benefits of this exciting event.”

Toby McGrath
NCWE Chair

“Stormwater WA are delighted to be partnering with Engineers Australia in February 2018 to present our 6th Hydropolis Conference – “Creating Water Sensitive Communities”. Water Sensitive Urban Design has come a long way in the ten years since we held our first Hydropolis event and the journey continues!

We hope you will join us to reflect on the challenges and be inspired by the successes achieved so far on our journey towards a water sensitive future.”

Helen Brookes
Stormwater WA

“The Australia Water Association is pleased to support the WSUD 2018 and Hydropolis 2018 Conference.  As Australia’s peak water industry body, AWA represents the diversity and breadth of the Australian water industry, with approximately 700 corporate members and 5,000 individual members.”

Vicky Whiffin
Australia Water Association WA