Water Sensitive SA

Living streams seminar – 10 August 2023

Nature-based solutions for urban stormwater management

Presenters from across Australia share their experiences in transforming communities with a commitment to nature-based solutions for stormwater management through living streams.

Introduction | Mellissa Bradley, Water Sensitive SA

Water management from a traditional owner’s viewpoint, South Australia | Corey Turner, Southern Cultural Immersion

Significant potential exists for better management of urban waterways through legislative protection of rivers as a living entity, with guardianship by traditional owners, and establishment of trusts to buy back land.

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Living waterways framework, Queensland | Rachael Nasplezes & Georgia Gidden, Health Land & Water

The living waterways framework promotes the integration of stormwater systems and stormwater treatment into natural landscapes by incorporating the natural, historical and cultural elements of a site. It encourages interaction with water to inspire, promote adventure and discovery, and to educate visitors about the delicacy of our ecosystems.

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New Town Rivulet project, Tasmania | Nigel Vivian, Sugden & Gee

The City of Hobart, in partnership with Glenorchy City Council, plans to restore the mouth of New Town Rivulet to a more natural, estuarine landscape, enhance the health of the River Derwent and protect habitat for local birdlife, while addressing the increasing risk of erosion from deteriorating concrete embankments.

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Fairwater riparian corridor rehabilitation, New South Wales | David Knights, Cville

Insights into the drivers for the riparian corridor design to bring nature-based solutions into Fairwater, NSW’s first 6 Star Green Star – Communities rating.

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Re-creating Neerigen Brook Western Australia | Helen Brookes, Urbaqua

Neerigen Brook is a living stream created from an agricultural drain as part of the subdivisional and development process at the Springtime Development in WA. The brook was designed and constructed by the developer and is now managed by the Local Government as public open space.

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Living streams Q&A

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Acknowledgement of Country

Water Sensitive SA acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.