Jul
15
Wed
2020
The State of WSUD in NSW – Challenges and Opportunities. Webinar 1: Knowledge and Practice
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webinar 1: Knowledge and Practice

The first webinar in The State of WSUD in NSW series will held on Wednesday, 15th July and will focus on the knowledge and practice behind water sensitive urban design. During this webinar, our first panel of industry experts will discuss if NSW has the capacity required for the correct implementation of WSUD measures. Our second panel will discuss if the correct communities of practice have been established and allow collaboration in a manner necessary to deliver improved standards, guidelines and other institutional instruments.

The session will be interactive allowing attendees to have their say and shape how WSUD needs to progress in NSW. The findings from these seminars will be used to develop a white paper outlining the current status of WSUD adoption in NSW and suggested areas for research and development to further drive sustainable stormwater practices in NSW.

Panel Speakers

Prof Ana Deletic, UNSW

Professor Ana Deletic is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW). Until mid-2017 Ana was Associate Dean of Research Engineering Faculty and the Founding Director of Monash Infrastructure research institute at Monash University.

Ana leads a large research group that is working on multi-disciplinary urban water issue focusing on stormwater management and socio-technical modelling. Earlier she led the development of a number of green nature-based water treatment systems which are now widely adopted in Australia and abroad.

Ana is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and Editor of Water Research. In 2012, the Victorian State Government awarded Ana the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation (Physical Sciences) for her lifelong achievements in stormwater research.

Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater

Murray Powell, with a degree in engineering and an MBA, has been at the forefront of the stormwater industry for the past 27 years. Having worked across every sector of the industry – from the EPA to local government, manufacturer and consultant – Murray has an outstanding appreciation of all sides of the fence.

In 2009, Murray started Optimal Stormwater and is their General Manager. He is Past President of Stormwater NSW, and the lead author of the new Operations and Maintenance Guidelines.

Murray is a well-known figure in our industry, with extensive expertise in stormwater treatment, stormwater harvesting and GPT auditing, and if you haven’t heard him preach the need for better asset maintenance, you must be from another planet.

Jul
22
Wed
2020
The State of WSUD in NSW – Challenges and Opportunities. Webinar 2 – Policy and Resourcing
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webinar 2 – Policy and Resourcing

The second webinar in the State of WSUD in NSW series will be held on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 and will focus on the policy and resourcing required for effective WSUD implementation. These panel sessions will delve into the policy framework around WSUD in NSW, and how NSW fund the transition towards more sustainable stormwater management practices.

The session will be interactive allowing attendees to have their say and shape how WSUD needs to progress in NSW. The findings from these seminars will be used to develop a white paper outlining the current status of WSUD adoption in NSW and suggested areas for research and development to further drive sustainable stormwater practices in NSW.

Panel Speakers

Dr Ana Bugnot, University of Sydney

Dr Ana Bugnot is an expert on the ecological impacts of urbanization in marine environments. Her research focusses on developing solutions to enhance the health of these systems. Specifically, Dr Bugnot is testing the use of seabed dwelling animals for the remediation of contaminated sediments at the outflows of storm drains. She currently has a joint position at the University of Sydney and Sydney Institute of Marine Science. She is the Program Manager of the Sydney Harbour Research Program, which aims to provide scientific information to managers and policy makers to successfully enhance Australian estuaries.

Damion Cavanagh, BMT Global

Damion is a Principal Water Engineer with BMT.  He started a regional office of BMT in the Northern Rivers of NSW in 2008 after working several years in their head office in Brisbane.  Damion has 23 years of consulting experience and has been with BMT for 19 years.

Damion is a highly experienced project manager and engineer and has coordinated the completion of hundreds of projects of different sizes Australia wide.  These projects have a broad focus spread across the key themes of water and environment.

Key recent areas of application have included coastal and estuarine management, water sensitive urban design, flood impact assessment and environmental impact assessment.  These projects have primarily been related to projects in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.  Damion has considerable prior experience in working in South East Queensland and on the south coast of NSW.

Damion’s key technical experience lies in numerical modelling supporting water sensitive design approaches, hydrology / hydraulic modelling and GIS mapping.

Damion aim to approach engineering from the point of view of realism and common sense, a perspective that can be been gained from multiple experiences in the field over a long period of time.  Damion believes that engineers are awesome problem solvers, but must be careful to keep an open mind and ask critical questions as to the real value and importance of the work we do, and to seek other to do the same.

Sep
8
Tue
2020
Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop – Rockdale @ Rockdale
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Rockdale Workshop proudly sponsored by

This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW.

This full day workshop focuses on the new O+M Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck
  • A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Workshop Format

08.30 am                             Registration Commences

09.00 am                             Workshop Commences

10.30 am                             Morning Tea

12.30 pm                             Lunch

15.00 pm                             Afternoon Tea

17.00 pm                             Workshop Concludes

Sep
22
Tue
2020
Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop – Illawarra @ Illawarra
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW.

This full day workshop focuses on the new O+M Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck
  • A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Workshop Format

08.30 am                             Registration Commences

09.00 am                             Workshop Commences

10.30 am                             Morning Tea

12.30 pm                             Lunch

15.00 pm                             Afternoon Tea

17.00 pm                             Workshop Concludes

Sep
29
Tue
2020
Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop – Newcastle @ Newcastle
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW.

This full day workshop focuses on the new O+M Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck
  • A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Workshop Format

08.30 am                             Registration Commences

09.00 am                             Workshop Commences

10.30 am                             Morning Tea

12.30 pm                             Lunch

15.00 pm                             Afternoon Tea

17.00 pm                             Workshop Concludes

Oct
13
Tue
2020
Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop – Orange @ Orange
Oct 13 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW.

This full day workshop focuses on the new O+M Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck
  • A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Workshop Format

08.30 am                             Registration Commences

09.00 am                             Workshop Commences

10.30 am                             Morning Tea

12.30 pm                             Lunch

15.00 pm                             Afternoon Tea

17.00 pm                             Workshop Concludes

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Operations and Maintenance Manual Workshop – Ballina @ Ballina
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW.

This full day workshop focuses on the new O+M Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW, that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater assets.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck
  • A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Workshop Format

08.30 am                             Registration Commences

09.00 am                             Workshop Commences

10.30 am                             Morning Tea

12.30 pm                             Lunch

15.00 pm                             Afternoon Tea

17.00 pm                             Workshop Concludes