• Paid Event

Stormwater Harvesting: Concept & Design

Wednesday 3rd Jul 2013 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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

Registrations are now closed

This one day training course, developed in partnership with the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, will introduce you with the concepts required to design an effective stormwater harvesting project. The session will feature insights into stormwater harvesting guidelines, demand, storage and supply patterns, as well as costs associated with stormwater harvesting systems. Emphasis will be placed on the issue of scale (lot, street and precinct/regional) in the design of stormwater harvesting solutions.

The course will include practical design exercises to develop the conceptual design of a stormwater harvesting system for a (i) greenfield and (ii) retrofit situation.

This stormwater harvesting training course builds on Clearwater’s Stormwater Harvest and Reuse course by providing the latest research as recommended by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.

By the end of this session you will:

  • Understand the importance of evaluating and managing risks and be able to do this through the selection of appropriate treatment and usage of water according to current guidelines
  • Have an understanding of the outcomes of the latest research on the performance of stormwater treatment technologies for pollutants (including pathogens and persistent chemicals)
  • Understand how to plan for and apply technologies for stormwater collection, treatment and storage
  • Know of the latest conceptual design solutions for lot, street and precinct stormwater harvesting projects
  • Understand costs associated with stormwater harvesting systems (both life cycle costs and total community costs)
  • Have applied design knowledge to practical case studies

Ideal for environmental planners, designers and engineers from government or commercial organisations, this one day course provides guidance on the conceptual design of an effective stormwater harvesting project.

Due to the technical content of this workshop, participants should have a sound understanding of WSUD principles and different types of stormwater treatment technologies. This prior knowledge can be gained through the attendance of Clearwater’s new WSUD:Stormwater management principles and practices course, scheduled to be run in October 2013.

Workshop presenters: 
Jonathon McLean
Dr Dale Browne 

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 

28 June 2013

03 9679 7711


  CRC for WSC