• Paid Event

Forum: Improving urban streams through a stormwater retrofit approach

Wednesday 29th Jun 2011 9:00AM - 1:30PM

University of Melbourne - Burnley Campus
500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond, Victoria, 3121

Registrations are now closed

Clearwater in partnership with the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Melbourne Water invite you to a unique event where you will hear insights into the contrasting approaches of two innovative catchment-scale stormwater retrofit programs;

  • Shepherds Creek project - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Little Stringybark Creek project located – Melbourne, Australia

Both projects aim to improve the condition of receiving waters using novel incentives to engage the community.  These incentives encourage the uptake of allotment and streetscape scale stormwater retention and treatment systems.

Key speakers include:

  • Chris Walsh - Principle Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Tim Fletcher - Associate Professor Water Engineering, Monash University
  • Bill Shuster - Research Hydrologist, US Environmental Protection Authority
  • Darren Bos - Project Coordinator, Little Stringybark Creek project
  • Helen Brown - UK Endeavour Award Fellow, University of Melbourne

Presentations throughout the day will be supported with facilitated discussion and the opportunity to meet and chat with three stormwater experts from the US EPA, over an informal lunch setting.

Ideal for water industry practitioners, environment staff, urban designers, town planners, engineers and contract staff.

Key learning’s
This forum will provide practical insights on:

  • effective engagement of the community in stormwater management
  • economic incentives for encouraging stormwater management at allotment scale
  • design, construction and performance of streetscape and allotment-scale stormwater retention, harvesting and treatment systems
  • the future of stormwater management objectives in Australia.

Arrival tea & coffee, morning tea and lunch

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