What is Water Sensitive Urban Design

Fact Sheet

In urban areas, where not much natural environment remains, it is possible to restore some of the beneficial features of the natural water cycle, including slowing down and filtering water before it enters natural waterways, using Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).

WSUD may be called by other names, such as: Water Sensitive Cities, Low Impact Development, Sustainable Drainage System, Integrated Urban Water Management, Best Management Practice, Stormwater Control Measures, Stormwater Quality Intervention Devices, and Sponge City.