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Table 2

Guiding questions and validity of responses

Research aimGuiding questionResponses % (n/22)
Is a definition of urban water security useful? 1. Does your organisation have a definition for urban water security? 100% (22/22) 
2. Would a definition provided by the State or other institution be useful? (Not asked if answer to Q1 was ‘yes’.) 73% (16/22) 
In South East Queensland, the desired level of service objectives (LOS) for water supply security are set by the Statea, paraphrased as:
The bulk water supply system must be able to supply an average of 185 litres per person per day (residential) and be able to supply enough water so that medium level restrictions will not happen more than once every 10 years on average, will not restrict average use to less than 140 litres for each person for each day and will last no longer than one year on average.
3a) Do you understand the LOS objectives as described above?
3b) Do you think the community understands LOS as a way of describing urban water security? 
100% (22/22)
100% (22/22) 
The meaning of urban water security.
The importance of water security themes in the urban context. 
4. What does the term ‘urban water security’ mean to you? 100% (22/22) 
5. To what extent do you think planning for urban water security should consider the following themes: water quality & human health; quantity of supply; reliability & resilience of supply systems; affordability of water services; economic productivity of water; environment & ecosystem health; sustainability of water security (including the use of integrated urban water management and integrated water resource management techniques); water-related hazards (such as floods); liveability & wellbeing; policy frameworks, political stability & institutional capacity to underpin the delivery of urban water security; risk & certainty? 95% (21/22) 
6a) Do you think there are any themes missing?
6b) If yes, what? (Flexible question not asked in cases with time constraints.) 
68% (15/22) 
Research aimGuiding questionResponses % (n/22)
Is a definition of urban water security useful? 1. Does your organisation have a definition for urban water security? 100% (22/22) 
2. Would a definition provided by the State or other institution be useful? (Not asked if answer to Q1 was ‘yes’.) 73% (16/22) 
In South East Queensland, the desired level of service objectives (LOS) for water supply security are set by the Statea, paraphrased as:
The bulk water supply system must be able to supply an average of 185 litres per person per day (residential) and be able to supply enough water so that medium level restrictions will not happen more than once every 10 years on average, will not restrict average use to less than 140 litres for each person for each day and will last no longer than one year on average.
3a) Do you understand the LOS objectives as described above?
3b) Do you think the community understands LOS as a way of describing urban water security? 
100% (22/22)
100% (22/22) 
The meaning of urban water security.
The importance of water security themes in the urban context. 
4. What does the term ‘urban water security’ mean to you? 100% (22/22) 
5. To what extent do you think planning for urban water security should consider the following themes: water quality & human health; quantity of supply; reliability & resilience of supply systems; affordability of water services; economic productivity of water; environment & ecosystem health; sustainability of water security (including the use of integrated urban water management and integrated water resource management techniques); water-related hazards (such as floods); liveability & wellbeing; policy frameworks, political stability & institutional capacity to underpin the delivery of urban water security; risk & certainty? 95% (21/22) 
6a) Do you think there are any themes missing?
6b) If yes, what? (Flexible question not asked in cases with time constraints.) 
68% (15/22) 

aSummarised from Water Regulation 2016 (Queensland Government 2019).

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