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Stormwater NSW, the International Erosion Control Association (Australasia) and Engineers Australia invite you to attend the 3rd International Erosion Control Conference and 9th International Water Sensitive Urban Design Conference at Dockside, Cockle Bay, Sydney from the 19th to 23rd October, 2015.

The Conference will explore more effective ways at managing and integrating stormwater, from the concept and design, through to construction and into operation.

International practitioners, academics and students across disciplines will integrate in a common forum to engage, collaborate and discuss holistic water management practices. Key themes of the Conference include:

  • Consideration of the impacts of all stages of the urban development cycle on waterways. A critical issue is to ensure that the intent of the water quality systems are designed, constructed and maintained well, and that the intent of these systems is not being undone by uncontrolled pollution during the construction stage.
  • Clarity on the costs and multiple benefits of stormwater treatment systems. There is ongoing discussion on the related benefits of stormwater systems which the Conference will be seeking to consolidate. These benefits include outcomes such as urban greening, as well as improved aesthetics and amenity.
  • Solution and ideas on integrating the water quality and quantity controls into the urban planning landscape and construction process to obtain multiple benefits.
Keynote speakers will establish a vision for the Conference and challenge delegates. Throughout the Conference, a combination of technical papers, expert panel sessions, open discussion forums and exhibitions will be used to provoke thoughts and elicit discussion. A selection of pre-Conference Workshops will be offered and an optional site tour on the final day showcase the current evolution of stormwater management in Sydney.

This thought-provoking Conference will challenge delegates’ thinking and knowledge while expanding their views on holistic stormwater management.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in October 2015!

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H2olistic Integration: Concept, Design, Construction and Operation

Effective stormwater management requires a holistic approach across catchments and the development cycle.  This Conference will provide a forum for delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors to engage, collaborate, discuss and dive headfirst into water management.

We will explore more effective ways at managing and integrating stormwater, from the concept and design, through to construction and into operation.

So what can we do better? Where have we succeeded? Where should we focus our efforts?  What should we spend money on to improve development and environmental outcomes? Where are the knowledge gaps?

This conference effectively unites three organisations whom are all in the business of managing stormwater quality and quantity at various stages of development. Importantly, it adds the construction-phase into the conversation on designing and managing water sensitive urban design. With better integration of stormwater management at ALL stages, we will hopefully see an end to operational water quality advances being effectively undone by excess pollution during the construction stage.

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