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Stormwater quality improvement devices – what really matters?

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Stormwater quality improvement devices – what really matters?

Designers and regulators must navigate the specification and approval of stormwater quality improvement devices in a period of transition for the industry, from one of limited controls to voluntary certification under the stormwater quality improvement device evaluation (SQIDEP) protocol.

This raises the question, “How to operate in the absence of SQIDEP product certification?”.

Join our panel of specialists in their field to explore:

  • the experience of a manufacturer complying with the SQIDEP protocol
  • planning and development controls for stormwater quality
  • how to review and interpret performance claims of proprietary stormwater treatment devices
  • the benefits and challenges associated with laboratory and field testing of stormwater quality treatment devices.

During this interactive session you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.


Andy Hornbuckle, SPEL
Andy Hornbuckle, SPEL

Andy Hornbuckle is the General Manager of SPEL Stormwater – a manufacturer of a wide variety of proven pollution prevention & stormwater treatment systems.
Andy is passionate about stormwater pollution prevention and one of his personal core values is to only make decisions regarding the environment based on independent, rigorous scientific data. Consequently since 2012 Andy is leading SPEL Stormwater on a journey of field and laboratory testing, starting from the Puraceptor for capture and removal of hydrocarbons, StormSack and SPELFilter for gross, sediment and nutrient pollution, and ecological systems including SPELBasin Modular Bioretention System and Floating Wetlands.

Nathan Wicker, City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Nathan Wicker, City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Nathan has worked in a private engineering design office for seven years, which saw him involved in the design of residential, commercial and industrial developments. For the past 13 years Nathan has worked in a development assessment (engineering) role for Local Government. This has seen him involved in the planning, design and assessment of many major land development projects. Over this time Nathan has worked closely with a number of industry professionals regarding WSUD and stormwater quality design is familiar with many of the common challenges faced by designers, engineers, assessment authorities and manufacturers.

Lily Dorraj, Ocean Protect
Lily Dorraj, Ocean Protect

Lily is a Specification Engineer at Ocean Protect within the Southern Region. She is responsible for stormwater treatment design, working with councils and engineers on how best to meet the stormwater quality and quantity requirements using MUSIC modelling and the most innovative and effective products available at Ocean Protect.

Prior to joining Ocean Protect, Lily was an engineer with Nalco Water where she provided technical support for complex integrated water cycle management issues and managed water treatment on cooling tower systems, boilers and trade waste. Lily has also worked at AECOM as a Process Engineer, responsible for preparation of concept, preliminary and detailed design documents for water, wastewater and recycled water treatment plants.

Lily holds a bachelor’s of Chemical Engineering from RMIT university.

Baden Myers, University of SA

Baden Myers is a Research Fellow in the UniSA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) academic unit at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Baden completed his PhD in 2010 based on a study of the physical, chemical and biological processes affecting stormwater quality in permeable pavement structures. His research interests include stormwater harvesting, urban drainage, forest hydrology and water sensitive urban design. His current key project is investigating the management of water and environmental assets in plantation forests. Baden also works with the Australian Flow Management Group, a NATA accredited laboratory at UniSA which provides research and testing services for the performance of water related products including water meters, stormwater treatment systems and hydraulic structures.

Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater
Murray Powell, Optimal Stormwater

Murray Powell has a degree in engineering and an MBA and 30 years on-ground experience in stormwater. He has worked with the NSW EPA, a Council, a proprietor and a consultant, before he started Optimal Stormwater in 2009. He is an acknowledged expert in Stormwater Treatment and Stormwater Harvesting, having done multiple papers and training courses on both. In 2020 Murray was the key author for the Guidelines for the maintenance of stormwater treatment measures, that is being expanded from a NSW guideline to be customised for each of the other states.

Venue

Online delivery via your computer (Zoom)
Start:
22 September - 1:00pm
End:
22 September - 2:30pm
Venue:
Online delivery via your computer (Zoom)

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.