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

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.

Full Day Workshops

NSW Operations and Maintenance Workshop

Presented by Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater/Stormwater NSW

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

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.