Creating Water Sensitive Communities

Perth and the Swan River

WSUD 2018 & HYDROPOLIS 2018 – Creating Water Sensitive Communities

WSUD 2018 Conference

This week (13th-15th February 2018) in Perth, Western Australia, the 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD 2018), in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018, is being held. The conference provides an opportunity for industry experts to present their latest findings and project outcomes in the focus theme, “Creating Water Sensitive Communities”.

Three of our team at Water Technology are presenting papers. The papers highlight the depth and breadth of expertise and project capability across the organisation.


  • A fully integrated water/sewer/drainage model – why would you do that?
    Testing integrated water system planning tools to provide a representation of urban water cycle interactions.
    Celine Marchaney (Water Technology), Warwick Bishop (Water Technology), Nigel Pugh (Melbourne Water), Dan Stevens (Beca) and Paul Edwards (Urban Water Solutions)
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  • Optimising multi-criteria assessment to achieve equitable stakeholder outcomes in WSUD schemes
    Adding an optimisation approach to multi-criteria analysis techniques for water sensitive urban design.
    Dr Michael Di Matteo (Water Technology | Australian Water Environments), Prof Graeme Dandy (University of Adelaide) and Prof Holger Maier (University of Adelaide)
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  • Real-time calibrated radar rainfall data for improved operational water management and WSUD
    Using calibrated rainfall data to improve analysis, planning and design outcomes for water sensitive urban design.
    Brian Jackson (Water Technology), Leanne Reichard (HydroLogic) and Richard Connell (Water Technology)
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About The Author

Luke McPhail
Luke is an integrated water management specialist with a passion for linking exceptional scientific and engineering solutions to real-world challenges. He joined Water Technology in 2016 with extensive experience in water management, software development, business development and marketing, commercialisation, training and support.

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