The Insite Water online tool for small-scale developments has been developed to assesses the performance of a range of water sensitive urban design (WSUD) elements of a development against the nominated design criteria (SA WSUD Policy and agreed Council requirements), to:
- increase the efficiency of development application and approval processes, and
- achieve better outcomes for flood risk, stormwater quality, amenity and microclimate (where possible).
The Insite Water online tool assesses whether a proposed development is able to meet stormwater runoff pollutant load reduction performance criteria, maintain critical maximum stormwater discharge peak flow rates and manage runoff volumes. A certificate of compliance can be generated for each development modelled within the tool, for third party certification. WSUD elements that can be modelled by the tool include onsite detention (OSD), retention systems, combined OSD and retention systems, raingardens, swales, infiltration systems in a range of soil types, permeable paving and green roofs.
Link to Insite Water online tool.
Note: The tool is currently in final stages of beta testing.
What to bring
- Laptop with ability to connect to the internet via WiFi
- Development example to test the application of the tool (optional)
Ian Adams BEng(env) MIEAust GSAP
Director – Organica Engineering
Ian is a practicing Environmental Engineer and an experienced public speaker, workshop facilitator and trainer, regularly providing training at the highest levels in government and the building industry. He is a certified assessor and trainer for the Green Building Council of Australia, regularly lectures at RMIT and Melbourne Universities on sustainable design and city infrastructure.
Ian has been instrumental in developing industry toolkits such as InSite Water, Green Star, and BESS and he has an in-depth knowledge of how to implement WSUD and sustainable design in buildings.
He has worked as Sustainability Coordinator for Frasers (Australand) guiding their implementation of ESD and WSUD into over 1,000 housing, industrial, commercial and apartment buildings. Ian has also worked as a planning sustainability referrals officer at Knox Council in Victoria, and he has assisted many metropolitan Councils with establishing their sustainability in planning and capital words programs.