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|Dear Clearwater Newsletter Subscriber,
Welcome to the latest update from the Clearwater team. In this edition, we share three new multimedia resources, including the filming of last week's seminar on 'Stormwater and Health in the Urban Environment'. Both videos capture some great questions and discussion from the evening.
We feature the Royal Park Stormwater Harvesting project case study, which is currently under threat as the State Government plans to expand East West Link. There is an opportunity to provide Public Comment on this proposal. We launch our new range of tailored training and workshops, which we deliver on request. There are a number of upcoming industry events on offer, including a new seminar hosted by CRC for Water Sensitive Cities called The Economics of Water Sensitive Cities and Liveability.
Lastly, there are only 2 places left to attend next week's Stormwater Management: Principles and Practices course. You better be quick!
|training and events
|Wednesday 1 May 2013
This one day training course will introduce you to the concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and water sensitive cities, focusing on the WSUD approach to stormwater management. The session will cover the principles of stormwater management, focusing on how to set targets to allow for water conservation as well as flow and water quality management. It will emphasise basic principles of water quality treatment and flow management to guide selection and design of treatment systems. Design considerations, treatment performance and operation and maintenance will be discussed for a wide range of treatment systems.Click here for more information or to register now
|Wednesday 5 June 2013
This one day training course, developed in partnership with Monash Water for Liveability, will introduce you with the concepts required to design an effective stormwater harvesting project. The workshop will feature insights into stormwater harvesting guidelines, latest research on the performance of stormwater treatment technologies, conceptual design and costs associated with stormwater harvesting systems. The course will include practical design exercises to develop the conceptual design of a stormwater harvesting system for a (i) greenfield and (ii) retrofit situation.Click here for more information or to register now
Clearwater offers a number of tailored events that underpin the principles of sustainable urban water management and are designed to specifically meet the individual needs of your organisation. Workshops include: Understanding Water Sensitive Cities for Council, Maintenance of Street-scale WSUD Assets, Maintenance of Wetlands and other Specialised training and workshops.Click here for more information or to register now
|11 April 2013
Earlier this month (April 3 and 4) Clearwater's very own Katia Bratieres attended the latest CRC for Water Sensitive Cities industry partner workshop held in Perth. It was a great opportunity for water sensitive cites champions and enthusiasts to network, exchange ideas, showcase projects and get excited about the latest research findings...Click for full story
|23 April 2013
A fantastic communication tool that has been circulating is the WSUD Ideas Booklet (PDF). Designed in a simple and engaging way, the documentbrings together a number of key elements, and identifies the drivers, benefits and opportunities of WSUD in a UK context...Click for full story
|4 March 2013
The Royal Park stormwater harvesting project is one of Melbourne's most successful and well established stormwater harvesting projects. Located just 4km from Melbourne's CBD, Royal Park spans over 170 hectares of green open space, typically used for recreational activities such as team sports, walking, running, and cycling. The park is also home to a number of sporting clubs and facilities, and the Royal Melbourne Zoo.
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|23 April 2013
Clearwater in partnership with Stormwater Victoria delivered a seminar on "Stormwater and Health in the Urban Environment". The filming of this seminar is presented in two parts. In part one,Rodney Dedman delivers a 40minute presentation titled "Stormwater - Health Protection versus Health Promotion - Getting the balance right". Rodney explores the balance between enabling stormwater use and current protective water quality standards...Click for full story
|23 April 2013
Clearwater in partnership with Stormwater Victoria delivered a seminar on "Stormwater and Health in the Urban Environment". The filming of this seminar is presented in two parts. In part two,Dr Andrew Coutts delivers a 40minute presentation titled "Stormwater and Human Comfort Benefits in the Urban Landscape"...Click for full story
|22 April 2013
Sydney Water has produced a fantastic educational video bringing to life their project, Cup and Saucer Wetlands. This is a great multimedia tool for promoting the benefits of constructing wetlands...Click for full story