• Paid Event

New! WSUD: Stormwater Management Principles & Practices

Thursday 1st Nov 2012 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Karstens Conference Rooms
123 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Registrations are now closed

New from Clearwater. This one day training course will introduce you 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 principles 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 and operation and maintenance will be discussed for a wide range of treatment systems: wetlands, swales, non-vegetated filters (including porous pavement) and vegetated filters such as raingardens, as well as rainwater and stormwater harvesting systems.

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.

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 thorough overview of the treatment performance, design considerations and operation and maintenance for 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

Ideal for landscape architects, environmental planners, designers and engineers from government or commercial organisations; stormwater construction and plumbing contractors; urban design decision makes and interested community members wishing to gain an introductory understanding of the principles and practices of a WSUD approach to stormwater management at the lot, street and catchment scale.

Workshop presenters: 
Dr David McCarthy (Monash University) 
Prof Tim Fletcher (The University of Melbourne)


Professional development pathway:
This course is an ideal stepping stone into some of our other courses that focus on one aspect of WSUD technology going into more in-depth explanation of concepts, current research and design exercises.  

On completion of this course we recommend the following training to extend your technical understanding of specific WSUD technologies.

  • Raingardens Essentials training course
  • Stormwater Harvesting: Concept and Design course

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Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided

Friday 26 October 

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