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Treating stormwater for food crops

Thursday 31st Mar 2011 4:00PM - 5:30PM

8 Lee Street
Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, Brunswick, Victoria, 3057

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Join the Monash University research team from the Centre For Water Sensitive Cities to hear about the Smart Water Fund research project comparing new technologies for mitigating the risk of stormwater reuse for food growing.

The Centre for Water Sensitive Cities brings together the experience and expertise of Monash University’s Facility for Advancing Water Biofiltration and the National Urban Water Governance Program with leading researchers from a variety of faculties.

This two year research project at CERES environment park in Brunswick tested;

  • two recycling systems (a Enviss porous pavement system and a RootZone reed bed filter) in treating stormwater runoff from a paved surface
  • the performance of the Enviss porous pavement system in treating roof runoff

The yield from both systems was used to irrigate market garden crops at CERES.

At this event Dr McCarthy will discuss the performance of two systems in treating paved surface run-off, compare the test results of treated vs untreated roof water, the performance of stormwater storage systems and evaluate the human risks of using stormwater to irrigate food crops.
The presentation will be followed by a site tour and afternoon tea.

RSVP is essential by Friday 18th March.