Call for Posters

Call for Posters has officially closed but additional posters may be accepted at the discretion of the Committee

Invitation to submit a poster for the 10th International Water Sensitive Urban Design and Hydropolis Conference 2018

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I’m pleased to announce the addition of a Poster Session. The poster session is an opportunity to join the conversation at WSUD and Hydropolis 2018 about meeting the current and future challenges of Water Sensitive Communities.

The 2018 conference theme ‘Creating Water Sensitive Communities’, 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 following seven conference themes facilitate the creation of enduring water sensitive communities and will assist authors putting together their poster.

  1. Thinking big picture – A shared, inspiring vision is essential to bring people together to work towards creating water sensitive communities. This theme explores visioning, strategic and master planning, and the advocacy and leadership required to deliver water sensitive cities and towns of the future.
  2. Creating an enabling environment – To enable the transition to water sensitive communities, modern policies, legislation, governance structures and economic valuation frameworks are required, for example encompassing all forms and values of urban water. This theme focuses on understanding the social and institutional change required to support water sensitive communities, including how to build the business case and provide incentives for water sensitive projects, engage stakeholders in decision-making, establish strategic partnerships, foster cross-organisational collaboration and integrate disciplines.
  3. Hitting the ground – This theme includes design and implementation of water sensitive systems, technologies and infrastructure, as well as urban and landscape design. Opportunities to implement water sensitive urban design in a retrofit context will be discussed, for example as part of urban renewal, infill and infrastructure upgrade projects.
  4. Mainstreaming – An enduring water sensitive community requires water sensitive thinking and behaviours embedded in day to day practice. This theme explores building capacity, influencing and changing organisational culture and community attitudes. Bridging activities, education and training and initiatives to foster peer to peer learning, connections and knowledge sharing will be discussed.
  5. Pushing the boundaries – New research continues to address key knowledge gaps and empower industry with the science and tools required to advance water sensitive cities. This theme will explore innovation in urban water management, future thinking about water sensitive cities and research outcomes that are expanding our knowledge and horizons. Ideas from new water industry professionals are encouraged to be put forward under this theme.
  6. Making it work long term – This theme will help guide operation and maintenance of water sensitive urban design projects to ensure long term performance and success. Monitoring and evaluation are essential for continual learning and improvement in urban water management.
  7. Seeing is believing – Water sensitive urban development exemplars and demonstration projects are crucial to test novel concepts, provide proof-of-concept and generate learning opportunities. Demonstration sites and exemplars help to raise community awareness, promote the benefits of water sensitive development approaches and inspire industry.

Authors whose posters are accepted, will have the opportunity to network with leaders across industry, government, research and community sectors. Their poster will be showcased to the Conference delegates and the winner of the ‘Best Poster’ will be announced at WSUD 2018.

Martin Anda
Technical Committee Chair,
WSUD2018 Organising Committee


  • All submissions must be original work
  • All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility
  • Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the conference proceedings
  • The presenting author will be required to register for the conference. Presenters who have not registered by the deadline date time will be removed from the program
  • The poster abstract should describe objectives, results, conclusions, innovative steps and the significance of your work.
  • All poster abstracts must be prepared according to the template provided. Poster abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the correct format in the supplied template
  • The Conference Organisers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the official email address or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events


Please click here to download and use the WSUD 2018 SHORT abstract template:
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Please click on the button “Submit an Abstract” to link to the WSUD 2018 poster portal.

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Key Dates

Call for Poster Abstracts opens – 25 October 2017
Poster Abstract submission deadline – 31 December 2017.  Call for Posters has officially closed but additional posters may be accepted at the discretion of the Committee
Poster Abstract review / acceptance – January 2018
WSUD 2018 Conference- 13 February -15 February 2018