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For the third year running, Morphum Environmental will be acting as conference partner for Water New Zealand’s Stormwater Conference 2016, which will take place in Nelson from the 18th to the 20th of May.
The theme this year is ‘Resilient Stormwater Systems’, which seeks to facilitate collaboration around the impacts of significant rainfall events. Ensuring the resilience of stormwater systems is an important talking point in New Zealand, given the complex and variable climate conditions we see across the country and how that variation is increasing with climate change. NIWA states that even within a relatively short (10 day) window, predictions of rainfall events are only around sixty percent accurate. This means that there should be a focus on ensuring stormwater systems can cope with significant rainfall events well before we know they are going to occur. The implications of a lack of such resilience include impacts to waterways and coastal areas through the presence of contaminants collected by stormwater runoff, and flooding of private and public property.
The theme has proved to be a popular talking point, with a record number of abstracts submitted. Morphum Environmental team members Damian Young, Emily Afoa and Stu Farrant have been selected to present papers during the three day program. Our team will provide insight into the areas of catchment management plans, optimising stream restoration outcomes, and an industry/student collaborative design project centred on urban streams in Te Aro.
Morphum Environmental is proud to continue its sponsorship of this key industry event. With the recent opening of our Nelson office, it is great to have the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow stormwater experts, share our knowledge and experience, and gain insight into the latest industry developments.
Visit the Morphum Environmental team at stand 16 for a chance to win one of six Yealand’s wine giveaways.