Water sensitive city is a very important issue for the development of future cities. Water sensitiveness is a kind of way of life for all communities in the cities. Cities with a low level of environmental awareness would be difficult to implement the issue of water sensitive city. The aim of this study is to access how water sensitive city concept could be implemented in Surabaya. Observations and surveys using focus group discussion (FGD) and in-depth interview (IDI) were conducted to get real information on each musrenbang from kelurahan level up to kecamatan and city level. The concept of water sensitive city was likely to be possible to be implemented in Surabaya. It was, however, not easy to be implemented as human basic needs like poverty eradication, education, and sanitation was not discussed during musrenbang as these needs were indicators to further discuss the issue of water sensitive city. Water sensitive should not be thought and discussed as a concept, but it had to be practiced as the daily livelihood of the communities to create of robust cities for water-related issues.
- Water-sensitive city