Brisbane’s journey to become a water-wise city

Water defines Brisbane as a river city. It provides a sense of place through thousands of kilometres of waterways and sustains our population, biodiversity and natural areas. Water powers Australia’s New World City, which is home to more than one million people and is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

The significant floods that hit Brisbane in 2011 and 2013 and the Millennium Drought (1995 – 2009) have reshaped our city’s relationship with water, highlighting the importance of managing water at all stages of the water cycle. To ensure Brisbane meets the challenges of an increasing population, and to respond to our changing climate, Brisbane City Council has developed strategies around water conservation, recycling and reuse, along with an integrated approach to mitigating flood risks to enhance city resilience. Read more.