Total Watermark: City as a Catchment
The Total Watermark Strategy guides the implementation of sustainable water management across the city.
The Total Watermark strategy update 2014 is a plan for whole of water cycle management to 2018. It aims to create a sustainable and liveable city that is resilient to the impacts of climate change and uses resources efficiently.
The strategy recognises that water captured on roofs, roads and other sealed surfaces is valuable and can be used to increase liveability and biodiversity.
The strategy’s main action areas are:
- Climate change adaptation and flood: a resilient city that is adapted to current and future extreme weather events.
- Water for liveability: a water cycle that supports the health, wellbeing and enjoyment of the entire community.
- Water for the environment: water managed for biodiversity, healthy public open spaces and clean waterways.
- Water use: efficient use of fit-for-purpose water contributes to a more sustainable water supply system.