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Hydropolis 2020: Water sensitive stormwater is Business As Usual – what is next for WA?

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The Rise, Maylands
28 Eighth Avenue
Maylands, Western Australia 6051 Australia
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Hydropolis 2020 will showcase the latest in water sensitive stormwater practices and explore new ways to deliver water sensitive cities in a WA context.

Hydropolis 2020 will showcase the lastest in water sensitive stormwater practices and explore new ways to deliver water sensitive cities in a WA context. We will hear from a range of invited speakers on Day 1, while Day 2 will showcase the latest research projects and give attendees the first opportunity to participate in the co-design and delivery of the Waterwise Perth Action Plan!

Check out the program for Day 1, Tuesday 10 November 2020:

  • Delivering Waterwise Perth, Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Incorporating Noongar knowledge into stormwater projects, David Collard
  • Improved prediction and management of urban shallow groundwater is a win-win-win for developers, homeowners and the environment, Sally Thompson, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, University of Western Australia
  • What does ARR19 mean for Perth?, Kristy Chandler, Engineers Australia
  • Wungong flood modelling – implications for district level planning, Tim Sparks, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Infill development and stormwater – risk or opportunity in the Armadale City Centre, Mathew Tapscott, Manager Engineering Design, City of Armadale & Hitesh Dubal, Senior Drainage Engineer, City of Armadale
  • Waterwise METRONET, Willem Du Toit, Public Transport Authority
  • Turning sumps into parks in the City of Joondalup, Graham Withers, Development engineer, City of Joondalup
  • Integrating stormwater into road projects, Jon Offer, Special Projects & Support Engineer, City of Stirling
  • Stormwater on small lots – raingardens are better than soakwells, Helen Brookes, Urbaqua
  • Managing “All stormwater on lots” – new solutions, Troy Boekeman, Cossill & Webley

Proceedings on Day 1 will be followed by networking drinks at 5pm, combined with the Stormwater WA awards, presented by the Director General of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Mike Rowe.

We are looking for industry participation on Day 2, with the morning session highlighting the latest research in water sensitive stormwater management. The afternoon session will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to get involved in key Waterwise Perth Initiatives, as we start a discussion about the delivery of Actions 22 and 26 and get your input on:

  • what “good practice” stormwater management looks like and what some possible options are for presenting this benchmark; and
  • whether the Stormwater Management Manual for WA is the industry ‘go-to document’. If not, why not? What new techniques and information are not in the current manual and what information is outdated?

The program of research papers for day 2 will be released soon so watch this space!

Stormwater WA would like to acknowledge our Gold sponsor and Venue sponsor, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.



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