Splash

Splash will build capacity in people and organisations around sustainability, liveability, productivity and climate resilience.

Through its activities, Splash provides valuable services to organisations within the water, wastewater and stormwater industries in New South Wales.

Our purpose

We aim to build the capacity of NSW cities and towns through their journey to become water sensitive cities. Water sensitive cities are more liveable, sustainable, and resilient to climate change.

Splash serves to support the industry by influencing and advocating for the transition to water sensitive communities. It offers a range of services including knowledge sharing, capacity building, and networking opportunities. Since Splash’s inception in 2016, the program has quickly garnered support and funding from key partners such as Sydney Water, Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Planning, Metropolitan Water Directorate, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Blacktown City Council and others.

Its values are reflected in its work and the way it services the industry. These are:

Collaborate - We work with others to achieve our goals
Purposeful - We drive towards an outcome in everything we do
Resourceful - We make the most of everything we have and look for leveraging opportunities with others
Leadership - We promote and demonstrate new ways of moving the industry forward
Leading best practice - We promote and demonstrate technical excellence

Since its inception in 2016, Splash’s achievements include:

  • Formation of the only organisation in Australia that links water sensitive cities with climate change adaptation and resilience;

  • Provided a central hub of resources for NSW stakeholders that spans water sensitive cities, water sensitive urban design and climate adaptation and resilience;

  • Developed networks and linkages between over 280 individuals and 80 organisations including local and state government, consultants and universities;

  • Delivery of 17 workshops to over 600 people;

  • Provided opportunities to regional NSW that were traditionally restricted to Greater Sydney and

  • Initiated collaboration between water sensitive city capacity building organisations in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia to leverage off national priority projects.

The major funding partners of Splash are Sydney Water, the Department of Planning and Environment and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.


Splash will build capacity in people and organisations around sustainability, liveability, productivity and climate resilience.

Through its activities, Splash provides valuable services to organisations within the water, wastewater and stormwater industries in New South Wales.

Our purpose

We aim to build the capacity of NSW cities and towns through their journey to become water sensitive cities. Water sensitive cities are more liveable, sustainable, and resilient to climate change.

Splash serves to support the industry by influencing and advocating for the transition to water sensitive communities. It offers a range of services including knowledge sharing, capacity building, and networking opportunities. Since Splash’s inception in 2016, the program has quickly garnered support and funding from key partners such as Sydney Water, Office of Environment and Heritage, Department of Planning, Metropolitan Water Directorate, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Blacktown City Council and others.

Its values are reflected in its work and the way it services the industry. These are:

Collaborate - We work with others to achieve our goals
Purposeful - We drive towards an outcome in everything we do
Resourceful - We make the most of everything we have and look for leveraging opportunities with others
Leadership - We promote and demonstrate new ways of moving the industry forward
Leading best practice - We promote and demonstrate technical excellence

Since its inception in 2016, Splash’s achievements include:

  • Formation of the only organisation in Australia that links water sensitive cities with climate change adaptation and resilience;

  • Provided a central hub of resources for NSW stakeholders that spans water sensitive cities, water sensitive urban design and climate adaptation and resilience;

  • Developed networks and linkages between over 280 individuals and 80 organisations including local and state government, consultants and universities;

  • Delivery of 17 workshops to over 600 people;

  • Provided opportunities to regional NSW that were traditionally restricted to Greater Sydney and

  • Initiated collaboration between water sensitive city capacity building organisations in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia to leverage off national priority projects.

The major funding partners of Splash are Sydney Water, the Department of Planning and Environment and the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.