Water Sensitive Urban Design

Water Sensitive Urban Design
Water sensitive urban design seeks to minimise the impact of urbanisation on the natural water cycle. Water Sensitive Urban Design canterbury bankstown Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) seeks to minimise the impact of urbanisation on the natural water cycle.  


​​​Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is water management in urban areas, integrating design of other built features such as drains, footpaths, car parks and landscaping. ​

WSUD aims to:​

  • Reduce run off in cities (the high amount of hard surfaces mean that water cannot infiltrate the ground and enters creeks at a high rate causing erosion and scouring of the creek bed);

  • Reduce potable water use (minimising the use of drinking water for things other than drinking) through reuse of rain water, storm water and grey water;

  • Minimise generation of water (over less usage of water);

  • Treating storm water and removing pollutants before entering creeks and rivers; and

  • Enhance and improve the look and feel of urban areas.