Thursday 10th August 2023

12:30pm-2:30pm (AEST)

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Communities in urban areas are seeking connection with nature, while governments are looking for initiatives that cool urban landscapes and make our cities more biodiverse. Living streams offer a sense of place and community, connectivity and recreational opportunities along a network of linear trails. The act of daylighting creeks – opening up buried watercourses and restoring them to more natural conditions – brings stormwater to the surface, retains water in the environment, provides opportunities to slow the flow and remove pollutants, and enhance habitat for local fauna.

In this webinar we share the experiences of practitioners from across Australia who have transformed communities with a commitment to nature-based solutions for stormwater management through living streams.

Living waterways framework, Queensland Rachael Nasplezes, Team Lead Climate Adaptation, Healthy Land & Water

The living waterways framework promotes the integration of stormwater systems and stormwater treatment into natural landscapes by incorporating the natural, historical and cultural elements of a site. It encourages interaction with water to inspire, promote adventure and discovery, and to educate visitors about the delicacy of our ecosystems.

New Town Rivulet project, Tasmania Erin Jacobi-McCarthy, Senior Waterways Engineer, City of Hobart

The City of Hobart, in partnership with Glenorchy City Council, plans to restore the mouth of New Town Rivulet to a more natural, estuarine landscape, enhance the health of the River Derwent and protect habitat for local birdlife, while addressing the increasing risk of erosion from deteriorating concrete embankments.

Fairwater riparian corridor rehabilitation, New South Wales David Knights, Director, Civille

Insights into the drivers for the riparian corridor design to bring nature-based solutions into the Fairwater Estate, NSW’s first 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating.

Re-creating Neerigen Brook, Western Australia Helen Brookes, Director, Urbaqua

Neerigen Brook is a living stream created from an agricultural drain as part of the subdivisional and development process at the Springtime Development in WA. The brook was designed and constructed by the developer and is now managed by the Local Government as public open space.

The National WSUD Community of Practice webinar series is proudly supported by: