For the first time in history more than 50% of the world's population live in cities. This creates complex planning and urban design challenges if we want to ensure the protection and health of watercourses and wetlands, mitigate flood risks and create water efficient public spaces. Find out what the City of Salisbury is doing and how they are engaging their community to understand the value of water use in this space, through the Watershed Art Prize.


Bruce Naumann

Salisbury Water

Bruce Naumann is the Manager of the Salisbury Water Business Unit at the City of Salisbury. Salisbury is widely recognized as a leader in urban storm water harvesting and Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR... Read more

From the UN’s Cities Data Booklet:

  • In 2016, an estimated 54% of the world’s population lived in urban settlements and is expected to rise to 60% by 2030.
  • One in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants.
  • Small cities are numerous and many are growing rapidly.
  • Sustainable urbanisation is key to successful development.

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