Water Technology at the 8th WSUD International Conference

Water Technology at the 8th WSUD International Conference

Water Technology Presenting at the 2013 WSUD 8th International Conference.

Water Technology will be presenting two papers at the WSUD 2013 Conference held on the Gold Coast in the 25th to 29th of November 2013.
The ‘Integrated Water Management Opportunities for Inner Suburban Areas’ paper is presented in partnership with Melbourne Water.  The study investigated the opportunities for integrated water cycle management (including WSUD) to offset the drainage capacity and flooding issues within the municipality.   A case study provided a platform in which to assess the benefits and constraints of onsite detention and water quality devices for flood mitigation, whilst improving the landscape and providing an alternative water supply source to the community.
The second paper, also presented in partnership with Melbourne Water, examines the notional 72 hour detention time in wetland systems and explores whether this occurs in practice across a monitored wetland.  Continuous simulation using long term flow in a 1D hydraulic model was undertaken to assess the flow characteristics.  Final recommendations for the practicality of outlet structures and the 72 hour notional detention time were then drawn.

About The Author

Warwick Bishop
Warwick is a Director of Water Technology and has over 20 years of experience in surface water management. He has led a wide variety of projects covering areas such as flood risk management, water quality, sediment transport, coastal hazard, WSUD and environmental flows. Warwick has an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Engineering Science Degree from Monash University, investigating the detailed hydraulics of stormwater treatment wetlands. Warwick has experience throughout Australia in both rural and urban contexts. Since 2011 he has provided specialist input to the Flood Intelligence Unit of SES during both catchment and coastal flood emergencies. He is actively involved in Engineers Australia and is the current chair of the Victorian Water Engineering Branch Committee. Warwick has also contributed to the revision of Australian Rainfall and Runoff, with a particular focus on the application of flood models in urban areas.

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