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Improving Urban Streams Through a Stormwater Retrofit Approach: Forum

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 23rd, 2011

29 June , 2011
9:30 amto1:00 pm

Image: Gardens, Lawns, and Landscapes via flickr CC

Clearwater in partnership with the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Melbourne Water invite you to a unique event where you will hear insights into the contrasting approaches of two innovative catchment-scale stormwater retrofit programs:

Both projects aim to improve the condition of receiving waters using novel incentives to engage the community. These incentives encourage the uptake of allotment and streetscape scale stormwater retention and treatment systems.

Key speakers include:

  • Chris Walsh – Principle Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Tim Fletcher – Associate Professor Water Engineering, Monash University
  • Bill Shuster – Research Hydrologist, US Environmental Protection Authority
  • Darren Bos – Project Coordinator, Little Stringybark Creek project
  • Helen Brown – UK Endeavour Award Fellow, University of Melbourne

Presentations throughout the day will be supported with facilitated discussion and the opportunity to meet and chat with three stormwater experts from the US EPA, over an informal lunch setting.  The forum is ideal for water industry practitioners, environment staff, urban designers, town planners, engineers and contract staff.  This forum will provide practical insights on: effective engagement of the community in stormwater management economic incentives for encouraging stormwater management at allotment scale design, construction and performance of streetscape and allotment-scale stormwater retention, harvesting and treatment systems the future of stormwater management objectives in Australia.

Price: $60 – includes arrival tea & coffee, morning tea and lunch

9:30 – 13:00, Wednesday 29th June

Visit the Clearwater website for more information and to register.

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