Pre-Conference Workshops

Half Day Workshops

Stormwater Asset Management 101

Presented by Magnolia Garcia, Innovyze

Monday, 8th October, 2018
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

We design and construct our stormwater networks to provide a particular level of service and budget, but are we continuing to provide this service throughout operation?  Join this workshop to learn the key elements to best practice asset management, see how easy it can be to determine budget requirements and develop optimised pipe renewal programs.

  • Learn the importance of CCTV and efficient use of the captured data
  • Learn how asset management can lead the design process in order to gain optimal value from your assets
  • An overview of deterioration modelling, how we can learn from our prior failures, the models available and the limitations to be aware of
  • Take your pipe condition assessments to the next level with automated decision logic trees and renewal optimisation tools
  • Example of optimising maintenance expenditure for asset renewals

The session will be followed by a live Q&A

Member: $295.00
Non-member: $365.00

Basin Design with ARR16

Presented by Sophia Buchanan, Innovyze

Monday, 8th October, 2018
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Storage requirements are imposed on the majority of development works today.  In this workshop we look at the theory behind storage basins, how to optimise designs to meet development requirements and to ensure we protect our surrounding environment from the potentially harmful impacts caused by development.

  • Learn the theory behind detention basins
  • Understand the effects development has on the surrounding environment
  • Learn the method so you can practice with confidence
  • Take your basin design to the next level using ARR16 rainfall
  • Network with your peers
  • See an example project on a detention basin design

The session will be followed by a live Q&A.

Member: $295.00
Non-member: $365.00

Full Day Workshops

NSW Guidelines for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures

Presented by Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater/Stormwater NSW

Monday, 8th October, 2018
8:30 am to 5:30 pm

This workshop is aimed at Maintenance Managers and Cleaning Contractors, as well as Council staff involved in the sizing, siting, and approval of stormwater treatment measures.  This is a new course developed by Stormwater NSW in conjunction with the development of the Stormwater NSW Maintenance and Operations Manual.

The focus of these new Guidelines is on primary treatments such as GPTs, Trashracks, Oil & Grit Separators, and a variety of proprietary devices.  THE biggest reason for devices not delivering the outcomes expected is lack of maintenance or incorrect maintenance.  This workshop runs off the back of the new Guidelines, produced by Stormwater NSW,  that will become the industry standard and reference document for the Maintenance of Stormwater Treatment Measures.

Topics to be covered include:

  • An introduction to the types of treatments, their classifications and purposes
  • An introduction to the types of GPTs and their functionality (if you understand how they work, then you’ll understand how this impacts cleaning)
  • The reality of monitoring, regular cleaning, and annual/comprehensive cleaning
  • Quick coverage of 90% of proprietary devices
  • A more detailed focus on the 4 devices that have 90% of the market
  • Cleaning specifications for these – to include in tenders, and be used on the ground
  • Secondary treatment/Green treatments – in summary only
  • Dewatering – a problem for every site
  • Field validation of performance, cleaning results
  • GPT auditing and WSUD auditing
  • Costing – how much should cleaning cost
  • Budgeting and bean counters – how to get the money to do it right
  • Results, reports and record keeping – why
  • Tips for improving device performance – get better bang for your buck
  • A copy of the Guidelines will be provided for all attendees.

The presenter for this workshop will be Murray Powell, who is secretary of Stormwater NSW, one of the document authors and General Manager of Optimal Stormwater who are one of the leaders in design/construction/auditing/rectification of stormwater treatment devices.

Member: $595.00
Non-member: $665.00

Stormwater Management Source Control

Presented by Rod Wiese, Storm Consulting/Stormwater Australia

Monday, 8th October, 2018
8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Serious issues of stormwater management in Australia are posed by the prospect of 35 million population by 2050. How will the existing stormwater infrastructure of our major population concentrations cope with change under the ‘high rise’ option being proposed for some parts of our cities ? What strategies can be adopted to enable existing (well-performing) infrastructure to cope with this scenario without expensive upgrade ? How can re-development in catchments with existing under-performing stormwater infrastructure be managed to enable existing, in-ground works to progressively meet the demand resulting from increased population without expensive upgrade ? Must the creeks and natural waterways of our peri-urban (rural) landscapes be sacrificed to hard-lining in the wake of the proposed expansion ? How can WSUD and GI (green infrastructure) measures be integrated into these scenarios ? Positive, strategic answers to these and other questions based on WSUD ‘source control’ practice will be provided in the Workshop.

The content of the Workshop will be focused on the quantity domain of stormwater engineering practice, only, and will therefore consider hydrological (design) issues relating to

  • channel-forming/environmental flows in natural waterways of ‘greenfield’ catchments experiencing ‘first wave’ development; and,
  • flood flows in formal waterways of developed catchments experiencing re-development

The Notes provided in the course are based on content of the award-winning manual “WSUD: basic procedures for ‘source control’ of stormwater – a Handbook for Australian practice” edited by Professor John Argue (University of South Australia). This document is endorsed by Stormwater Industry Association (SIA), Australian Water Association (AWA) and by Dept of Water, Western Australia.

The short course will include: design procedures based on state-of-the-art analyses and best overseas practices adapted to Australia-wide conditions; case study illustrations drawn from field installations with between ten and 20 years of Australian operational history; design ‘worked examples’. The Notes provided will include additional material on pollution control/treatment and stormwater harvesting: this content will not be covered in the Workshop. The Workshop will be led by Rod Wiese. A basic understanding of engineering hydrology will be assumed.

Member: $595.00
Non-member: $665.00