Unprecedented growth in Sydney is putting pressures on the receiving waters. The increases in nutrients runoff and discharges affect the aquatic health and can influence the liveability of urban areas near receiving waters. Management of these nutrients will be critical in ensuring liveable healthy communities through maintaining aquatic health and supporting the economic activities on the rivers and creeks.
The Australian Road
Research Board is hosting a two x two-day workshops on ARR2016 with a specific
focus on Austroads Guide to
Road Design Parts 5, 5a & 5b.
They will be delivered by Mark Babister and Bill Weeks in Brisbane on 30
April/1 May and Melbourn on 4/5 June.
designers and civil engineers with current best practice in road drainage design;
outlining application of “Australian
Rainfall and Runoff” to road drainage design, and;
drainage conditions can influence road design, road location.
There is a pre-conference workshop in front of the Floodplain Management Australia’s 2019 National Conference on Monday 13th May at the Hotel Realm, Canberra.
This one day course will be presented by the editors and authors of ARR and will cover the philosophy and application of ARR in urban catchments. The course is aimed at practitioners, managers, town planners and council engineering staff. The workshop will provide an overview of ARR but will focus on the application in urban areas. This workshop will include practical application via examples, open discussion and answers to questions. Importantly, this workshop is an opportunity for council officers and practitioners to discuss the objectives, the application and challenges of the new ARR Urban Book. An important part of the course will be the current philosophical objectives of the urban book and how we design and manage urban system in the future.
In this seminar we introduce the AWRA-L model and website; detailing outputs, performance and use. An in-house use case of how the Bureau of Meteorology is using AWRA-L to estimate antecedent soil moisture conditions for operational flood warning is presented. It is scheduled for:
8th April 2019 5:30pm Networking and Registration 6pm Start Bureau of Meteorology Level 15 300 Elizabeth Street Surry Hill
Our changing urban form offers opportunities for vibrant, walkable suburbs that support a connected community. Urban growth and densification, climate change, and increasing health costs, are driving an increased interest in green infrastructure and water sensitive urban design due to the multiple benefits that they can provide.
In this national
seminar series, we showcase innovative developments that create the types of
communities we all want to live in. Each development demonstrates how
integrated design can deliver leafy suburbs that connect communities through
access to high-quality private spaces, streetscapes and parks, with active
links to healthy urban waterways. Combined, all of this offers lifestyles that
support improved physical and mental wellbeing.
This is your chance to hear from project managers of award-winning developments across Australia who have incorporated innovative urban water management into successful housing developments. The key focus of this seminar is to learn:
why we should embrace new
approaches to urban greening and sustainable urban water management
the challenges to
innovation and how they were overcome
the enabling factors that
contributed to the development’s success
how the market is
responding to these innovative developments.
White Gum Valley (Western Australia), Aquarevo (Victoria), Barangaroo, Fairwater and Willowdale (TBC) (New South Wales) have responded to community demand for sustainable housing choices, lower utility costs, and developments that offer attractive tree-lined streets to support more active lifestyles, providing high quality lifestyles.
The Australian section of the ASCE is hosting its regular free Sydney Summer Lecture series again this year with Jeff Cooper visiting. Jeff is the Director of Municipal Services with NV5 which is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients as well as being the ASCE Region 9 Governor, that is for California.
In this lecture, Jeff Cooper will speak on funding local infrastructure projects in California in the USA. Due to taxing limitations, communities often need to get creative in funding projects. The presentation discusses the challenges, the options and the ways to be successful in funding projects. In addition, 3 specific projects will be presented: Undergrounding Overhead Utility Districts; Street Light Improvement Districts; Sewer fees for improvements and maintenance.
5 for 5:30pm
Thursday 15th November 2018
Cardno Conference Room
Level 9, 203 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065