• Free Event
  • Note: an administration fee may be applied if you fail to provide a notification of non-attendance prior to the event as set out in our Terms and Conditions

Moreland Council Intro to WSUD: Principles and Technologies

Thursday 21st Feb 2019 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Event Location to be advised closer to the event

Note: This course was previously called 'WSUD: Stormwater management principles & practices'


This one day workshop is an excellent introduction to the concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and water sensitive cities, focusing on the WSUD approach to stormwater management.

The session will cover the fundamentals of stormwater management, focusing on how to set targets to allow for water conservation as well as flow and water quality management. It will emphasise basic principles of water quality treatment and flow management to guide selection and design of treatment systems. Design considerations, treatment performance, operation and maintenance will also be discussed.

The course will include an integrated practical exercise running throughout the day, covering aspects from target setting through to the conceptual design of a stormwater treatment train.

In addition to classroom-based learning, participants will visit some of the latest research and demonstration facilities at Burnley campus, including the newly inaugurated Burnley demonstration green roof.

By the end of this session you will: 

  • Understand the basic principles of WSUD and water sensitive cities and how stormwater management can support these principles
  • Recognise the importance of setting targets for stormwater management and know how to do so for your own projects
  • Have a good overview of a wide range of treatment systems
  • Be able to select the most appropriate technology (or mix of technologies) for a given scenario and a given set of targets