The booklet identifies ways of integrating good practice into projects. Water-sensitive urban design is the process of integrating water-cycle management with the built environment through planning and urban design, the document explains.
"It's a journey no one organisation can take on its own," said project steering group chair Professor Richard Ashley. "It will require collaboration of groups, disciplines and people to deliver a radical change in how water is perceived and managed."
Sections look at benefits, housing, neighbourhoods and cities, and include a water-sensitive block of flats with green roof, community vegetable garden, adaptable landscapes to take flooding and grey-water recycling.