Water > Stormwater

Stormwater basins bust nitrate

15 August, 2019

A team of researchers has found that stormwater detention basins can do more than just control water flow.

Thermo Fisher Scientific MACE FloPro stormwater monitoring solution

01 November, 2018

The MACE FloPro stormwater monitoring solution uses a doppler ultrasonic area velocity sensor that can measure bidirectional flows in open channels, pipes and stormwater culverts without the need for civil works or weirs and flumes, etc.

New technology enables better stormwater treatment

31 October, 2018

A new design of catch basin insert treats stormwater at the source by removing gross pollutants such as leaves and plastic, as well as smaller dissolvable pollutants.

Changing stormwater management charges would reduce runoff

24 October, 2018

Changing the way Melbourne charges for stormwater management could reduce stormwater runoff volumes by 59 billion litres and annual management costs by $191m by 2050.

Vic govt moves to improve stormwater management

19 October, 2018

The changes are intended to protect rivers, reduce the burden on drinking water supplies, and deal with the challenges of climate change and a future with less rainfall.

Rooftop rainwater harvested for food production

10 January, 2017

Rooftop rainwater is being diverted to large-scale urban food production at a sustainable housing project at Cape Paterson called The Cape.

What's in our stormwater?

25 November, 2016 by Nicola Markus, Mind Your Way

What's in stormwater runoff depends on where the rain falls and where it is collected — but are there discernible trends that could help standardise stormwater treatments to minimise threats to human health?

Drying Green Square to allow sustainable urban renewal

19 September, 2016 by Nick Taylor, Senior Civil Engineer – Water, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Located between Sydney Airport and the city, Green Square is Australia's largest urban renewal project.

Underground water tank to prevent flooding in Melbourne

05 August, 2016

The City of Melbourne is working with the Victorian Government to install Australia's first combined stormwater harvesting and flood mitigation tank to protect against flooding in Melbourne's CBD.

Stormwater recycling project with a winning design

21 June, 2016

Design, science and sustainability have come together at a Sydney Park stormwater project, which has now won a 2016 Good Design Award.

Get used to flash flooding, scientists say

06 June, 2016

As Australia's east coast is ravaged by storms, UNSW engineers have got some bad news — due to climate change, flash flooding from such events is becoming more likely.

A stormwater harvesting system at Sydney Park

20 July, 2015

The City of Sydney has officially opened an $11.3 million stormwater harvesting system to support wetlands and wildlife in Sydney Park.

Student's stormwater system for NZ car park

01 December, 2014

New Zealand engineering student Rachel Harrison has designed a new stormwater system as part of Calibre Consulting's work to extend the Porirua Railway Station car park. Her system will prevent flooding in the car park and remove contaminants from runoff before it enters the Porirua Stream.

Stormwater treatment system combines filter media

28 October, 2013

Consulting company GHD has successfully implemented an innovative multibarrier stormwater treatment system, named the StormDMT, for a major mining company at the Port of Townsville in Queensland. The patented technology economically filters stormwater and is effective for a broad range of contaminants.

Sydney toilets and laundries to use recycled stormwater

23 September, 2013

Green Square Water, a private water utility owned by Flow Systems, will use recycled stormwater at 20 sites to service 7000 residents and 8500 workers in Sydney’s Green Square neighbourhood.

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