Designing Biofiltration Systems

Tuesday 16th Feb 2016 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Melbourne: Venue to be advised
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Registrations are now closed


The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) recently launched Version 2 of The Adoption Guidelines for Stormwater Biofiltration Systems. Based on the latest research, these guidelines provide information on stormwater biofilter performance, the business case for its adoption, technical design guidance and key issues for designing, constructing, monitoring and maintaining systems.

Clearwater has partnered with the CRCWSC to bring you valuable training to help you understand the research behind the guidelines and how to apply them.

This seminar will be presented by Ana Deletic, Belinda Hatt and Emily Payne from the CRCWSC; and Simon Brink from the City of Manningham will add an industry perspective. By attending this session you will:

  • Understand the key elements and considerations when designing an urban biofilter 
  • Be updated on the changes to the guidelines (V2 replaces FAWB Guidelines) 
  • Hear about the latest science and research behind the revisions
  • Gain working knowledge on how to:
    • select biofilter vegetation and media for optimal performance, but also design attractive biofilters that are accepted by community and well integrated into the urban environment
    • design for stormwater harvesting (mai
    • design for long-life and low maintenance
    • monitor and maintain existing assets. 

Audience and prerequisites

The guidelines are intended for use by all parties involved in urban biofilter (also known as raingardens) planning, design and installation. This includes planners, engineers, landscape architects, developers and constructors.

A prior knowledge of the principles of biofiltration systems is required. For beginners, why not register for our WSUD Principles and Practices course on Feb 4?


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided


Registrations close Thursday February 11, 2016