New Flows Research: Researching catchments to kitchen sinks in the Asia-Pacific
More than 50% of the world’s population now live in urban centres. Providing appropriate, resilient and sustainable urban water services, while offering residents meaningful opportunities to enjoy the wide-ranging social and cultural benefits of water without terminally degrading catchments, is a complex challenge.
New Flows Research provides a wide range of research services to support the development of urban water services and experiences that are sustainable, effective and engaging while accounting for the complexities and interrelationships inherent in urban development.
Urban water research undertaken at New Flows Research indicates contemporary water management, practices and policies are failing to provide effective water and sanitation (WatSan) services within the Asia-Pacific region. Wide-ranging opportunities for the disparate social and cultural water values, needs and practices of urban residents to be fulfilled are even more tenuously held, and geographically concentrated, than WatSan services. It is imperative that new approaches to water in urban environments are rapidly adopted.
Banksia Street Wetland, inner-city Canberra, Australia (photo courtesy of P. Hayes)
New Flows Research is becoming a recognized and respected leader in developing, directing and managing research projects that support non-traditional urban water practices and policies.
Please contact us directly or browse this website for more information about how New Flows Research can strengthen your research programs and projects to create genuinely water sensitive urban centres.