Student's stormwater system for NZ car park01 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 media28 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 stormwater23 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.
First stage of Hurstville stormwater project complete08 July, 2013
Hurstville Mayor Cr Jack Jacovou last week unveiled the first stage of the Peakhurst Light Industrial Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Scheme at Hurstville Golf Course.
$2.5m boost to the City of Unley’s water security08 May, 2013
The City of Unley will save up to 98 million litres of drinkable water per year and have a more secure, safe and sustainable water supply for the local community, thanks to an Australian Government funded stormwater-harvesting project launched today.
Research into the benefits of green planted roofs19 April, 2013
The University of Canterbury (UC) is investigating the benefits of green planted roofs for the New Zealand built environment.
$42.5 million for stormwater and re-use projects24 August, 2012
The Gillard government will provide more than $42 million to deliver nine innovative and sustainable stormwater harvesting and re-use projects to help secure water supplies in urban areas across Australia.
Stormwater project flowing06 June, 2012
Darling Square, Powlett Reserve and several tree-lined median strips in East Melbourne will thrive well into the future with the completion of the Darling Street stormwater project. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said this was a world-first inroad stormwater harvest scheme that would help save more than 20 million litres of water and safeguard Darling Street’s surrounding parks and trees.
Stormwater greening Geelong Botanic Gardens and Eastern Park24 April, 2012
Geelong’s Botanic Gardens and Eastern Park will be greener thanks to the construction of new stormwater irrigation infrastructure. The Australian Government is providing funding of $415,000 for the Eastern Park project, which is part of $2.79 million in Australian Government funding for the broader Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse - Geelong’s Plan project.
Improving water quality in the Derwent Estuary23 April, 2012
Situated at the heart of the Hobart metropolitan area, the Derwent estuary is a waterway of great natural beauty and an important and productive ecosystem supporting a wide range of habitats and species.
Stormwater to keep Melbourne’s heritage public gardens green19 April, 2012
Work has started on a five million-litre underground stormwater storage tank that will supply three heritage-listed public gardens in Melbourne.
Aussies 'want to reuse stormwater'24 March, 2012
Australians may strongly support the recycling of stormwater, according to evidence from three local water surveys.
Australian stormwater flow software goes global24 August, 2011
A Commercialisation Australia grant will enable an Australian invention that simulates stormwater flows to go global.
Urban water-sensitive design award for South Bank28 June, 2011
A stormwater harvesting and re-use project in Brisbane has won the 2011 eWater - Water Sensitive Urban Design Award at the Healthy Waterways Awards ceremony.
The future of stormwater - a forgotten resource?24 June, 2011 by Tony Weber - BMT WBM*
Why is it that in the world’s driest continent we continue to throw away one of our most abundant water sources that goes right past our doors? Stormwater, we tend to ignore it until it runs through our houses or overflows our streets and then we only see it as a nuisance, but, for a more sustainable future, we need to reacquaint ourselves with the forgotten cousin of the water cycle.