Over the past three decades, urban stormwater management has changed from an engineering-led drainage design activity to a multidisciplinary activity that achieves engineering, urban design, ecological, social and economic outcomes within a planning framework.
Removing contaminants from urban stormwater discharges is now a key stormwater design feature for scenarios including urban development, transportation, urban renewal or industrial applications.
The course looks at stormwater treatment from an engineering perspective, considering design and operational issues. It will be relevant for council engineers, development engineers, consulting engineers and land development surveyors. If you’re a planner, urban designer, landscape architect or project manager, you may also find it useful.
- Understand the types and sources of contaminants within urban stormwater discharges.
- Find out about the range of typical stormwater treatment measures available.
- Understand the typical applications of a range of stormwater treatment devices, their advantages and disadvantages.
- Understand the maintenance requirements of some of the more common stormwater treatment methods.
- Get some simple design experience (from workshop exercises), focusing on avoiding some of the common design pitfalls in two types of stormwater treatment devices.
Who is this course for?
This course is targeted at engineers with up to five years' experience, those who want a refresher after some time away from the stormwater field or non-stormwater specialists who want to gain an understanding of the principles of stormwater treatment, the constraints and solutions available.
Allan is Stantec NZ’s National Specialist for Stormwater Management. He is a Fellow of IPENZ and is an accredited RMA commissioner, he was named WaterNZ, Stormwater Special Interest Group, Stormwater Professional of the Year in 2017.
Allan’s career has focused on understanding and managing the full range of impacts stormwater discharges have on both natural and human environments. His project experience includes planning, investigation, design and construction of a range of stormwater applications for private, government and industrial clients. He understands both the engineering imperatives of construction projects, but also the financial, environmental, social and planning context the engineering solutions need to operate within.