Water Sensitive SA

Climate-smart stormwater – 4 April 2024

Harnessing technology to develop resilient solutions for Adelaide

Our urban stormwater systems and infrastructure are under increasing pressure. New communities and infill development with larger roofs, more hard paved, impermeable areas and roads, paths and surfaces are generating higher rates of runoff –  and demand on the drainage system continues to rise.

We are noticing their capacity to deliver the same flood protection to homes and business is not as it has always been.

A changing climate will further exacerbate rainfall intensity, alter seasonal patterns and cause prolonged drought, creating uncertainty and challenging traditional approaches to stormwater network design.

How can we make the stormwater system work smarter, not harder?

Introduction (5:43) | Belinda Dohring, Program Manager, Water Sensitive SA

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Rainfall projections for Adelaide in a changed climate (26:13) | Darren Ray, Principal Climate Change Analyst, Department for Environment and Water

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Smart stormwater storage (34:15) | Prof. Holger Maier, Environmental Engineering  &  Assoc. Prof. Mark Thyer, Civil and Environmental Engineering – School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Adelaide

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Smart stormwater opportunities in the City of Mitcham (11:37) | Rachel Murchland, Principal Project Manager, City of Mitcham

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Panel discussion (13:14)

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.