Follow the pollution tour: monitoring and managing industrial stormwater pollution

Tuesday 15th Oct 2019 9:00AM - 1:30PM

Knox Community Arts Centre

Registrations are now closed

Is industrial stormwater pollution a problem in your council area? Is pollution impacting your creeks and waterways?

Does your organisation need ideas and strategy on how to detect and manage stormwater pollution?

You are invited to join Clearwater and Heath Baker, Melbourne Water Senior Planning Engineer, on a half day tour through Old Joes Creek in the Dandenong Catchment, to learn about a new industrial area stormwater pollution monitoring project.

The project is currently being conducted in a partnership between Melbourne Water, EPA, South East Water, Knox City Council and CAPIM (Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management) with the objective to improve stream quality within Dandenong Creek by preventing illegal discharges from industrial land areas. This industrial area has been targeted for monitoring due to the high level of industrial contamination in the form of metals, pesticides, hydrocarbons and surfactants. 

On this tour you will -

  • Visit three sites upstream and downstream from the industrial area to gain an understanding of how industrial pollution is impacting the catchment
  • Hear partners discuss the science, technology and project collaboration including presenters from Melbourne Water, Monash University, Iota Services and First Friends of Dandenong Creek
  • Learn about the pollution sources and the issues with education, monitoring and compliance enforcement for business owners / residents in the industrial park
  • See the remote pollution detection technologies that are being trialled and explore the potential benefits and challenges of live monitoring
  • Join discussions to explore where this type of approach might be applicable within other areas of Victoria
  • Network and collaborate over a sit down lunch at a local restaurant.


Suitable for local government staff involved in environmental planning & environmental health, catchment planning, design engineering, litter & pollution investigation and operations. We especially encourage attendance of local government staff who have an area  / catchment that this type monitoring would be applicable to

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course completion will contribute CPD points to programs with the following organisations: Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Engineers Australia (EA) and Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).


9 October 2019


p: 9679 7711