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Event – Clearwater training sessions in September

Posted in Events, Research by Ferne Edwards on September 3rd, 2007


The Clearwater team is pleased to present the following training sessions in September. The feedback from the sessions held to date has been outstanding. 95% of the attendees at the Raingardens session in Bendigo rated the knowledge that they gained from the session as “high” or “very high”. In addition, 98% of attendees rated the knowledge of the tutors at both the raingardens and WSUD sessions as “high” or “very high”.

Designing Raingardens

The Clearwater team and FAWB are pleased to invite you to a special two-day workshop on the advancement of raingarden design. Over the two days the workshop will explore the latest research findings and scientific ‘proof of concept for achievement of best practice standards in raingardens (or biofiltration systems). You will also have the opportunity to bring your own project to the second day of the workshop to apply the lessons learned.
Dates: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 September 2007
Location: Banquet Room, 1st Floor North, Campus Centre (Building 10), Monash University, Clayton

Introduction to WSUD – Concept and Functional Design
There are many options in stormwater treatment systems and each has a distinct suitability for different sites and purposes based upon pollutant levels, catchment size and water uses. Knowing which system or sequence of systems to select, design and install is a fundamental step in correctly undertaking concept and functional design of urban stormwater treatments to suit different sites. This two day hands-on design course reviews the full range of systems from wetlands, swales and bioretention systems to inlet ponds, sediment basins and rainwater tanks and harvesting.
Dates: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September
Location: Cardinia Shire Council, Henty Way, Pakenham

MUSIC and STORM tools for design and approvals
Whether seeking to meet the new Victorian Government subdivision planning regulations in Clause 56 or to incorporate stormwater treatment systems to keep your landscape green – you need to use modelling tools. This 1.5 day beginner level workshop focuses on MUSIC V3 (Model for Urban Stormwater Improvement Conceptualisation) and STORM (Stormwater Treatment Objective Relative Measure) and uses real site examples to review catchment hydrology, treatment system selection, design and performance assessment, model assessment and the application of the MUSIC and STORM tools.
Dates: Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September (limited spaces available)
Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October
Location: Swinburne University of Technology, National Centre for Sustainability, Wakefield Street, Hawthorn

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