A short animation on Water Sensitive Urban Design, commissioned by the Landscape Institute and CIRIA, has won the communications category of the 2013 Sustainable Water Industry Group (SWIG) awards. The animation explains the concept of Water Sensitive Design (WSUD) and argues the case for designing with water when planning any new development. Focusing on the personal as well as professional approach to managing and designing with water the animation has been viewed more than 6,000 times since it was released on 26 July 2013.

Speaking about the SWIG Award, Sue Illman, president of the Landscape Institute, said: 'Water is going to be a major problem for towns and cities in the future. The film explains brilliantly, in less than five minutes, how designing "with" water can allow it to be integrated creatively and maximise its potential for sustainable use whilst protecting the population from shortages and flooding.'

The film graphics were created by AECOM design studio and the animation made by Room 60, it can be viewed here.