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WSUD solutions to underperforming asphalt

This free seminar will assist designers and development assessors of private and public carparks to achieve better WSUD outcomes for their next project.

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Each time a commercial or industrial development occurs using conventional approaches to stormwater management, we miss another opportunity to relieve the pressure on our green spaces for the provision of stormwater treatment and storage services. Our grey infrastructure needs to work just as hard as the green infrastructure to deliver benefits to the community in terms of stormwater pollution reduction, control of peak runoff volumes and rates, and delivering amenity in our urban landscape. Turning “grey to green” is never more relevant than in our city and town carparks.

Presentation topics

Feasibility assessment of  WSUD in commercial developments in Alberta, Canada – Eugene Pivnev

Eugene will share the journey of how Alberta, Canada is shifting from historical stormwater management standards for design-construction, operations and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure to a WSUD (or low impact development – LID) approach, including a cost comparison and analysis of conventional versus WSUD solutions.

WSUD in commercial developments.  The City of West Torrens case study –  Andrew King

Andrew will provide examples of successful integration of WSUD within private commercial developments within the City of West Torrens, achieved through determination and a cooperative approach to engagement with the development industry.

Who should attend

  • Local government, NRM and consulting practitioners with a role in planning, design and construction of WSUD in commercial developments or the public realm.


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Eugene Pivnev, Project Manager/Civil Engineer, CARDNO, Canberra, ACT

Eugene PivnevEugene is a Professional Civil Engineer with a proven ability to plan and execute diverse land development projects, delivering exceptional results in municipal engineering. Expertise in managing all phases of complex projects, with accountability for efficiency, health and safety, quality control and regulatory compliance. He is a skilled leader and consultant engineer with a talent for identifying and resolving complex issues quickly and accurately.

Eugene has demonstrated success managing, engineering and consulting on international and diverse municipal and land development projects involving roadways, storm water management facilities and services, sewage systems, water supply infrastructure, BMP leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED), and low impact development engineering strategy.

Andrew King, Coordinator Engineering Services, City of West Torrens

Andrew King - Head ShotAndrew 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.


The Kentish on Stanley St
23 Stanley Street
North Adelaide,
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Cost: Free
Registration: 3:00pm

July 27, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
July 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Kentish on Stanley St
23 Stanley Street
North Adelaide

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.