When:
November 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2017-11-23T14:00:00+11:00
2017-11-23T19:00:00+11:00
Where:
Mercure Sydney Central
818-820 George St
Ultimo NSW 2007
Australia
Contact:
GEMS Event Management
+61 2 9744 5252

Stormwater – Whose Problem Is It Anyway?

The stormwater industry is guilty. Guilty of trying to do it all – all by ourselves. Then wondering, why we didn’t achieve our goal? Who else is responsible for stormwater? How can we work together to successfully achieve our goals?

Join us, as our guest presenters take us into their world; the worlds of economics, construction engineering, urban planning, environmental education, architecture and riverkeeping. What do these industries have to do with stormwater?

This Forum will be convened by Stormwater NSW and will examine how stormwater management spans across many industries and how different industries regard stormwater management. Followed by short individual industry presentations, our presenters will participate in an interactive session where we will discuss the barriers and opportunities to having a coordinated approach to stormwater management across all relevant industries.

The seminar will be followed by the official Stormwater NSW End of Year Drinks, which is held annually to thank our members and event attendees for their continued support.

Join us for what will be an informative afternoon of breaking down barriers and exploring opportunity to help us all achieve our goals.  The event is sure to be a highlight of the Stormwater NSW 2017 Event Calendar.

The 2017 Stormwater NSW November Forum Will Consist Of:

     
  • A half day seminar from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Presentations from a number of experts/ stakeholders in and surrounding the Stormwater Industry
  • A panel discussion with opportunities to discuss issues relating to your practice with the experts
  • The end of year drinks (Includes two complimentary drinks and a selection of finger food)

Meet the Experts

Construction Engineering

Dan Brown

Soil Conservation Service, Newcastle

Daniel has been working with the SCS since 2008, specialising in riparian assessment, design and restoration projects. He has completed studies in River restoration and Management and is also a qualified Agricultural Scientist. Previous work as an agronomist and agribusiness manager, has given Daniel experience in the management of soils for sustainable production – including testing and consulting on remedial actions required due to degradation. He has experience in the management of a consultancy team – with a broad understanding of project management and WH&S issues.

Daniel has jointly developed and delivered a multi award winning urban creek rehabilitation program during his tenure with SCS. He has received international and local recognition for his work delivered to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie City Councils by being awarded the winner for the NSW Stormwater Industry Association award for Excellence in Infrastructure (2014) and the International Erosion Control Association award for Education and Innovation (2014). Daniel was appointed Head of the SCS Riverworks Division in 2014, he was subsequently appointed as Hunter Area Manager in 2015 and is passionate about leading a united, highly skilled team of both environmental professionals and specialised subcontractors to deliver excellence in the environmental field.

Construction Engineering

  Mick Taylor

Soil Conservation Service, Newcastle

Qualified environmental scientist with 20 years experience specialising in leading teams, project management and environmental restoration. Using the Hunter as his base SCS Mick has provided technical and project management roles throughout NSW. His specialties include specialist technical advice, design and construction of in-stream restoration works, estuarine and coastal erosion management, building client relationships and managing like-minded staff.

Mick has jointly developed and delivered a multi award winning urban creek rehabilitation program during his tenure with SCS. He has received international and local recognition for his work delivered to Newcastle and Lake Macquarie City Councils by being awarded the winner for the NSW Stormwater Industry Association award for Excellence in Infrastructure (2014) and the International Erosion Control Association award for Education and Innovation (2014).  

River Keeper

  Dr David Reid

Georges River Council

David Reid is the Aquatic Ecologist and River Health Coordinator at the Georges River Combined Councils’ Committee (GRCCC)

GRCCC works with councils to coordinate waterway management across the Georges River catchment in southern Sydney, with the goal of achieving best practice management for a liveable urban river. David coordinates River Health monitoring to determine ecological condition of waterways, reported in annual Report Cards. He also does research on impacts of land use intensification on waterways, which informs the development of activities and materials to communicate urban waterway management issues to schools and the general public.

Economist

  Jim Binney

NCE Economics

Jim is a resource and environmental economic practitioner with over 20 years of postgraduate experience and a very low boredom threshold. He has undertaken in excess of 160 consulting assignments across the Asia Pacific region and occasionally further afield. Prior to moving to consulting in 2006, worked in the finance industry and government.

Jim has experience across a range of resource and environmental management issues including water management (allocations, infrastructure investment, water use efficiency, water quality, and stormwater), catchment management, climate change, vegetation management, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, waste management, the impacts of resource development projects, and natural capital valuation.

Much of the focus of his work is on mainstreaming environmental values into decision making, investments and markets.