This is a cross post from the EA Western Sydney Regional Group. RSVP is required and please see the PDF flyer for full details.
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While this is not a Panel organised event it may be of use to members on our lists.
A 2-day Workshop entitled “Stormwater Management (source control)” has been organised by EEA (Engineering Education, Australia) for Thursday/Friday 3/4 May in Sydney. The Notes provided in the course are based on content of the award-winning manual “WSUD: basic procedures for ‘source control’ of stormwater – a Handbook for Australian practice” edited by Professor John Argue (University of South Australia). This document is endorsed by Stormwater Industry Association (SIA), Australian Water Association (AWA) and by Dept of Water, Western Australia. The Notes have been regularly updated since first publication in 2004.
The next Panel seminar will be on Tuesday 19th April 2011, 5:30 for a 6pm start at the EA Auditorium, Chatswood. It is a panel Q&A session:
A big leap was made in the way we manage storm water 15 years ago when industry and the public embraced a more holistic view. Storm water systems were no longer seen as just a way of conveying urban runoff in a way that minimized inconvenience for the public. The focus on storm water systems started to include water quality, softer more environmental systems, repairing the ecologically of systems that had been neglected and more recently using storm water as a resource. This seminar’s participants were at the forefront of these changes and bring their combined industry experience to look back on the progress we have made.
- Dr Geoff O’Loughlin, Anstad Pty Ltd
- Dr Peter Coombes, Bonacci Water Pty Ltd
- Dr Brett Phillips, Cardno
Drinks and nibbles will be available.
A PDF flyer is available.
A 2-day Workshop entitled “Stormwater Management (source control)” has been organised by EEA (Engineering Education, Australia) for Thursday/Friday 17/18 March, 2011 in Sydney. The Notes provided in the course are based on content of the award-winning manual “WSUD: basic procedures for ‘source control’ of stormwater – a Handbook for Australian practice” edited by Professor John Argue (University of South Australia). This document is endorsed by Stormwater Industry Association (SIA), Australian Water Association (AWA) and by Dept of Water, Western Australia. The Notes have been regularly updated since first publication in 2004
The content features a balance between the three domains of WSUD (stormwater) practice – quantity control, pollution control and stormwater harvesting. Serious issues of stormwater management in Australia are posed by the prospect of 35 million population by 2050. How will Sydney’s existing stormwater infrastructure cope with change to selected regions under the ‘high rise’ option being proposed as the likely re-development scenario? What strategies can be adopted to enable existing (competently-performing) infrastructure to cope with this scenario without expensive upgrade? How can re-development in catchments with existing under-performing stormwater infrastructure be managed to enable the in-ground works to progressively meet greater capacity demand without expensive upgrade? Must the creeks and natural waterways on Sydney’s northern, western and southern perimeters be sacrificed to hard-lining in the wake of the proposed expansion? Positive, strategic answers to these and many other questions based on WSUD ‘source control’ practices will be provided in the Workshop.
The Workshop will also include results of hydrological modelling that provides a ‘design front-end’ for use in the MUSIC model. The pollution control practice presented takes advantage of enhanced treatment available in parent soil masses. The fate of dissolved pollutants is singled out for particular attention.
The short course includes: design procedures based on state-of-the-art analyses and best overseas practices adapted to Australia-wide conditions; case study illustrations drawn from field installations with between ten and 18 years of Australian operational history; design ‘worked examples’; introduction and access to rainwater tank sizing software applicable across Australia. The Workshop will be led by Professor John Argue.
Attendance at the Workshop earns 32 hours credit for continuing professional development purposes with Engineers Australia. More information about the workshop including course content, cost and Registration Forms may be obtained from Ms Ann Ellis on (03) 9326 9777 or [email protected]
Creating a Storm: The Future of Stormwater in Australia
Call For Abstracts
The Conference Steering Committee of STORMWATER 2010 are now inviting all stormwater practitioners to submit an Abstract for Conference Papers, particularly those that highlight lessons earned and demonstrate the successful application of those lessons. Abstracts that focus on the process involved in undertaking the project rather than the outcomes of the project will be highly regarded.
Full details are contained in the Call for Abstracts document which can be downloaded by clicking here or alternatively can be downloaded from the official conference website at www.gemsevents.com.au/stormwater2010.
In 2010 we are seeking abstracts for both “Refereed” and “Non Refereed” papers. “Refereed” papers will be subject to rigorous scientific peer review under the supervision of a formal Conference Scientific Committee in accordance with the “Higher Education Research Data Collection Specifications for the Collection of 2010 Data”. This process has been put in place by the Conference Steering Committee to attract academic papers.
Authors not associated with a research institution may prefer to submit papers that are “Non Refereed”.
It is anticipated that refereed and non refereed paper sessions will be approximately 30 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes allocated for questions.
Based on the 2010 Conference theme, conference paper abstracts are being sought in the following streams:
- Supporting Better Urban Outcomes – Biodiversity and Amenity
- Protecting our Urban Waterways – Water Quality and Managing Flow Impacts
- Managing Open Spaces – Sustainable Stormwater Harvest
- Building our Future – Policy. Planning and Knowledge
- Institutional Capacity Building – Improving Governance of Stormwater
To download the full Call for Abstracts document, please visit the Call for Abstracts page on the conference website at www.gemsevents.com.au/stormwater2010
For further information about STORMWATER 2010 please contact Julie McGraw at GEMS Event Management at [email protected] or visit the conference website.
The 5th Annual Water Symposium is being held in Sydney, on 26th February, 2010. You’ll learn about recent policy, regulatory and legislative changes in the water industry to assist with managing your investment and playing your part in working toward a sustainable future for water in Australia.
Hear from an eminent panel of water industry experts, to assist you in reducing your risks and optimising your opportunity to grow with the industry. Their extensive experience will be evident throughout this interactive program. Speakers include:
- James Horne, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
- Professor Mike Young, Member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists
- Michael Bullen, Chief Executive, Sydney Catchment Authority
- Chris Davis, Sustainability Business Development Manager, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Full details are available at the program website.
This is a late notice about the next Floodplain Management Authorities Conference which is to be held in two weeks at Gosford, NSW. For full details check out the conference’s website. In the mean time here is the welcome reproduced from the website:
On behalf of the organising committee and Gosford City Council, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us at the 50th Floodplain Management Authorities (FMA) Conference, to be held at Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales from 23-26 February 2010.
Being the 50th Anniversary of the FMA, Gosford 2010 will celebrate what has been achieved and look forward to the new challenges ahead of us. It will not be just about emerging issues in floodplain management, but will be a balanced discussion of practical, on-ground floodplain management and the policies and programs that impact on floodplain management across New South Wales, Australia and the globe.
Gosford 2010 also provides a fantastic opportunity to experience Gosford and the Central Coast. Home to the ninth largest urban area in Australia, the Central Coast includes many world-class beaches and national parks, providing an exciting backdrop to the 2010 Floodplain Management Authorities Conference, and associated social program and field trips.
The Gosford 2010 program will feature a number of outstanding national and international speakers, concurrent sessions, workshops and poster presentations. It will attract over 250 delegates from Australia and beyond and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.
Delegates will include Commonwealth, State and Local Government representatives, research and education organisations, managers, planners and engineers, non-government organisations, user groups, Aboriginal groups, community organisations, and the business community.
I look forward to welcoming both new and returning delegates to this exciting landmark event.
Chairperson Conference Organising Committee