Objectives of the Community of Practice

To build water sensitive design capacity, the CoP will:

About CoP

WSD is seen as the enabler which could move South African national and local authorities closer to meeting developmental goals. If South Africa is to advance the notion of WSD, however, there needs to be a societal openness to embracing water sensitivity as part of its broader developmental vision. This will involve re-organizing planning departments and processes, adopting new and adapting old technologies, reviewing and applying new policy and legislation, building capacity (skills, competencies and judgment), initiating demonstrators for technology transfer with partners, actors and stakeholders and ensuring that the principles of WSD are increasingly rapidly understood and accepted by on-the-ground water users, whether for domestic, industrial or agricultural purposes. The WSD CoP plays a key role in furthering these aspects.

Contact us to join the Community of Practice or share your work in Water Sensitive Design with us.