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Melbourne Growth Area: WSUD Tour

Posted in Events by Clearwater on March 28th, 2012

20 April , 2012
9:00 amto2:00 pm

Clearwater offers a number of capacity building initiatives that can help broaden your skills and knowledge in sustainable urban water management.

Tour Overview
Clearwater is proud to announce a new half day Growth Area WSUD tour in Hume City Council and the City of Whittlesea. The tour will include site visits to biofilters and wetlands in new housing estates, visits to council owned WSUD assets and town centre renewal projects incorporating WSUD and stormwater harvesting.  This tour will focus on the opportunities and challenges for growth area councils to implement WSUD in greenfield estates and urban renewal projects. Presenters will discuss issues of engineering, urban design, landscaping, organisational/ community engagement and working with developers.

Audience
Suitable for anyone interested in applying water sensitive urban design in growth areas or new housing estates. This will include commercial developers, planners and designers, engineers, landscape architects, environment and asset maintenance staff and contractors.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Course completion will contribute CPD points to programs with the following organisations: Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Engineers Australia, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Register now at the Clearwater website

Date: Friday 20 April, 9am – 2pm

RSVP
Friday 13 April


Stonnington and Port Phillip: WSUD Tour

Posted in Events by Clearwater on February 28th, 2012

23 March , 2012
9:00 amto2:00 pm

Clearwater offers a number of capacity building initiatives that can help broaden your skills and knowledge in sustainable urban water management.

Tour Overview
The tour highlights an array of WSUD stormwater treatment measures and harvesting systems across the City of Stonnington and Port Phillip. Council experts and design consultants will be onsite to provide insights into the development and management of each project, discussing challenges, learnings and outcomes from concept to completion.  This tour will visit tree pits, raingardens in both commercial and residential areas, stormwater harvest systems designed for open space irrigation and vehicle washdown sites.  You will gain an insight into project goals, costs, engineering, landscaping and maintenance considerations and community engagement.

Audience
Suitable for anyone involved in sustainable water planning or asset maintenance / design, including developers, planners, architects, environment and maintenance staff.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Course completion will contribute CPD points to programs with the following organisations: Nursery and Garden Industry Association (NGIA), Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Engineers Australia, Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Date: 23rd March 2012, 9am – 2pm

RSVP
Friday 16 March

Register now at the Clearwater website


WSUD 2012 Conference: Associated workshop & tour

Posted in Events by Clearwater on February 6th, 2012

24 January , 2012
20 February , 2012

Clearwater offers a number of capacity building initiatives that can help broaden your skills and knowledge in sustainable urban water management.

There are currently two unique development opportunities being delivered in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Gaining Institutional Capacity for WSUD will provide council staff with the skills to assess organisational capacity, build commitment into planning and policy, and engage stakeholders to adopt new initiatives.  This one day workshop will be held on Monday 20th February – click here for more information.

2012 WSUD Technical Site Tour will highlight how innovative WSUD stormwater treatment measures and harvesting systems contribute to a water sensitive city vision.  The tour will visit new and established WSUD sites at a range of scales across Melbourne.  This one day tour will be held on Friday 24 February – click here for more information.


Water Sensitive Cities Study Tour: Applications Open

Posted in Research, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on July 15th, 2011

The Study Tour is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills, learn about water sensitive cities, see what change looks like on the ground, and develop networks within Australia and overseas.

This is the third time such a tour has been run. The first tour travelled to North America in 2005, the second tour travelled to Europe in 2009. Participants came from water authorities, local governments, environmental NGOs, consultants and academia and represented Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and New Zealand. The tour group will be made up of young professionals from across Australia who will:

  • Travel to another Australian city to review innovative approaches to water
  • Report to the WSUD12 conference in February 2012 on ideas and successes within Australia
  • Travel overseas to further seek examples of cutting edge of sustainable cities.
  • Report back and engage with decision makers to progress your ideas

Who should apply

Although it is an industry based study tour, it is open to young leaders who are passionate about water, cities, and making a difference. This means anyone from engineers, scientists, landscape architects, social scientists to policy advisors, urban planners, designers, ecologists, and chemists.

Costs

Approximately $10,000 (excl GST) is required. This is expected to cover the initial trip within Australian, and overseas trip, and the evaluation and reporting costs and conference registration fees for WSUD 2012.

The benefits

The benefits are huge: personal development, exposure to some of the best thinking in urban water management, ability to manage teams, engagement with key influencers within Australia, and the opportunity to go through an experiential learning approach.

Key Dates

  • 15 August, 2011 – Applications close
  • 6 September, 2011 – Successful applicants attend a group briefing and planning session in Melbourne
Visit the website or download the flyer for more information.


Yarra Riverkeepers: Yarra Yabber Tour

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 19th, 2010

24 October , 2010
9:00 amto6:00 pm

Source: Sustainability News

19-10-10: Some places remaining – get in touch (0448 927 720), or visit the website www.yarrariver.org.au