This is a campaign about Water Sensitivity. It hopes to inspire and guide individuals, groups, corporates and entire cities and catchments to become more water sensitive. A big part of that is to translate academic research into everyday language, examples (case studies), images, icons and step-by-step guides that help everyday people to make decisions.

AquaSavvy is currently hosted by the Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and as such has an ear on the heartbeat of the most current research.

The biggest and most important specific goal for AquaSavvy is to showcase research on water sensitivity relevant to South Africa in everyday language. The most important audience is everyday people.

How can I get involved?

Whether you are an academic, company, individual or sponsor, there is a space for you to be an active participant in the AquaSavvy vision. Find out more below:

Submit a case study
Join the team
Sponsor aquasavvy
Engage on our social media

What are the WSD principles?

Our showcased projects are evaluated by a selection of criteria – The Water Sensitive Design Principles, consolidated by the International Water Association (IWA). The 17 principles fall under four broad categories:

REGENERATIVE WATER SERVICES
WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN
BASIN CONNECTED CITIES
WATER-WISE COMMUNITIES