This course offers practitioners knowledge and skills to plan and design streetscale raingardens to ensure long-term success, including selection and placement of vegetation. It includes an afternoon session with three of Adelaide’s leading WSUD practitioners who will share their learnings from Raingarden 500 pilot projects.
Places are strictly limited to 25
Dr Robin Allison, Director, Designflow
Ralph Williams, Senior Engineer, Designflow
Shaun Kennedy, Specialist, Vegetation Services, SA Water
Matthew Sanderson, Asset/Project Engineer, City of Unley
Paul Smith, Sustainability Advisor / Daniel Keller, Senior Transport Planner, City of Adelaide
Andrew King, Coordinator Engineering Services, City of West Torrens
- What is a biofilter?
- Expected system performance and criteria
- Designing for successful long-term operation
- Hydraulic design including inlets/outlets, overflow and underdrainage
- Sizing using MUSIC including treatment performance
- Filter media properties and specifications
- Saturated zone versus drained systems
- Dealing with site constraints, e.g. existing services, pedestrian trip hazards and integration with existing stormwater infrastructure
- Design for maintenance including access, scour protection and flushing
- Requirements for successful vegetation establishment, species selection
- Example installations including tree pits, street side pods and bio-retention basins
Community of practice
Catchment to Coast Raingarden 500 pilot projects – shared learnings
- Russell and Gilbert Street raingardens
- Randolph Avenue streetscape upgrade
- Brooker Terrace raingardens
- Design of bio-retention system
(Participants are encouraged to bring along their own case study to consider in small group workshop sessions)
- Face-to-face presentations
- Interactive discussions
- Workshop case studies
- Site visit
- Presentation handouts
$250.00 + GST Water Sensitive SA investment partners & Stormwater SA members
$400.00 + GST Others
About the presenters/trainers
He has more than 20 years’ experience in stormwater management and in particular integrating WSUD into urban spaces to protect aquatic ecosystems while enhancing people’s enjoyment and appreciation of water.
He has delivered projects from streetscape scale to regional wetlands and a focus is often on retrofitting systems within constraints of existing urban areas. All of the systems employed use vegetation as a key driver of water quality improvement and promote green infrastructure.
Ralph is a Civil Engineer with a Masters in Hydrology and Water Resources and has 20 years’ experience in Australia and overseas. He has a particular interest in water treatment, recycling and aquifer storage and recovery.
His practical skills in design and construction supervision compliment his conceptual design and modelling approach ensuring that strategies and plans are practical and can be easily implemented.
Applying his highly technical design skills to help develop community orientated outcomes as part of broader water sensitive urban design objectives is a major focus for Ralph.
Andrew is a Civil Engineer with experience in all levels of Government and private practice, currently employed as a senior engineer with the City of West Torrens. He considers himself lucky to have been mentored and influenced by some of South Australia’s most respected and passionate water professional and academics.
As long standing Chair of Stormwater SA and a member of many of the stormwater reference committees, working groups and networks established over the past decade, Andrew is consistently pushing for better practices, capacity building, guidelines and legislation in relation to stormwater management, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and related fields.
Andrew has been involved in the development of a cultural change within the City of West Torrens, to the point where this council is thought to be the most progressive inner urban council in South Australia with regards to the adoption WSUD measures. The change of daily practices in the management of the cities infrastructure has seen the city now heading towards the installation of 200 individual ‘Rain Gardens’ and the adoption of best practice WSUD into a substantial number of private developments through influence in the development process.