New WAter Ways training sessions for 2020

Calling all recent graduates and new professionals in the water sector or development industry! These courses will improve your understanding of water sensitive urban design principles, practices and possibilities.

The training sessions provide introductory information on water sensitive urban design processes and concepts. They are aimed at local government and industry planners, engineers, landscape architects, asset managers and developers to assist our industry to better deliver water sensitive cities.

Session 1 was held on Tuesday 10 March – Planning processes, Introduction to stormwater management practices, the Decision Process and Biofilters.

However, due to the COVID19 restrictions, the remainder of the sessions will be delivered on-line.

Groundwater management for urban development
When: Tuesday 5th May 2020
Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Presenter: Helen Brookes
This introductory session discusses concepts associated with development in areas of high groundwater. It provides an outline of the DWER guideline Water resource considerations when controlling groundwater levels in urban development (2013) and highlights issues and options for design of groundwater management systems including guidance for separation distances.

Local water management strategies – how to get it right
When: Tuesday 12th May 2020
Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Presenters: Shelley Shepherd & Helen Brookes
Do you know how to develop a local water management strategy? What are the important elements that need to be addressed? What are the aspects that are important to DWER and Local Government? Who should you talk to? These questions and more will be answered in this introductory training session on local water management strategies. And remember – it is not just a matter of saying the right things. You need the technical information to back it up!

Retrofitting for WSUD and Maintenance of WSUD assets
When: Tuesday 19th May 2020
Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm
Presenters: Wayne Edgeloe & Shelley Shepherd
Retrofitting of traditional pipe and pit drainage systems to incorporate WSUD approaches is able to deliver multiple benefits to the community and environment and often results in a system that is more cost effective to maintain and replace. This session will explore the opportunities for retrofitting of existing systems, including integrating stormwater management into public open space, and provide guidance on processes, principals and techniques.
Maintenance issues are continually raised in opposition of the installation of WSUD infrastructure. This training session will discuss what actions are really needed, when they should be done and who by. So come along and learn how to talk with your asset team about what is actually required.

Venue: Wherever you are!
Time: 1.30pm to 3pm
Cost: Free

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Note: each session will be password protected.