Date:
27 Apr 2018,
8.30AM – 4.30PM
duration:
8 hrs
Venue:
BECA Dunedin
Address:
Level 5, Crombie Lockwood House
229 Moray Place
Dunedin
CPD hours:
8 hrs
Cost:
  • Engineering New Zealand Member
    $575.00 incl. GST
  • $667.00 incl. GST
Register Add to Calendar 2018-04-27 08:30:00 2018-04-27 16:30:00 Pacific/Auckland [STRM2-015] This course introduces the principles of urban stormwater treatment. Learn about a range of stormwater treatment practices and consider their advantages and disadvantages for different applications. Impliment the theory with some design exercises, focused on identifying typical design issues and solutions. Learn how to identify and avoid typical pitfalls in stormwater treatment design. BECA Dunedin Engineering New Zealand hello@engineeringnz.org

This course introduces the principles of urban stormwater treatment. Learn about a range of stormwater treatment practices and consider their advantages and disadvantages for different applications. Impliment the theory with some design exercises, focused on identifying typical design issues and solutions. Learn how to identify and avoid typical pitfalls in stormwater treatment design.

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.

Learning outcomes

  • 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.

Presenter information

Allan Leahy
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.

Presenters
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Allan Leahy

 

Allan is MWH NZ’s National Specialist for Stormwater Management.  His career has focused around his technical experience includes drainage design, Low Impact Design (LID), integrated catchment management planning, numerical analysis and treatment system design.  He participated in and led teams in multi-disciplinary projects ranging from individual site development (or redevelopment) to subdivision (green and brown fields) and road projects. 

He has presented papers at a number of conferences and seminars and in national publications as well as appearing as an expert witness at planning, mediation and court hearings on stormwater related issues and has also lead internal courses on stormwater training within MWH. 

He was a founding committee member of WaterNZ’s Stormwater Special Interest Group. Understanding and managing the full range of impacts of stormwater discharges on both natural and human environments.  He understands both the engineering imperatives of construction projects, but also the environmental and social (planning) context that the engineering solutions need to operate within.