Stormwater 2017: Morphum Environmental proud sponsors of Water NZ conference

Nicole Gibson, Brand Manager
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 Stormwater 2017: Morphum Environmental proud sponsors of Water NZ conference

Morphum Environmental is proud to continue its well-established, yearly tradition of acting as conference partner to Water New Zealand’s premier industry conference. As a first, we will be sponsoring a keynote speaker for the conference: Jamie Ewert, Regional Manager for the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). Based in Australia, Jamie has extensive experience in the water sector, specialising in catchment management, environmental flows and integrated water management.

This year the event is back in Auckland, running from the 3rd to the 5th of May. A team of environmental engineers, scientists, ecologists, and water resource specialists from Morphum Environmental will be attending Stormwater 2017, and are looking forward to networking and collaborating with fellow stormwater experts.

Three members of the team – Damian Young, Stu Farrant and Reuben Ferguson – will be presenting papers at this year’s conference:

The Hamilton Stormwater Master Plan, Big Data for Smart City Planning
Damian Young, Director

Hamilton’s stormwater master plan will provide the underlying direction for the future of stormwater management in the city. It provides a framework to inform future planning based on integrated catchment management plans in a cohesive way. One of the main deliverables of the stormwater master plan is input into the city’s ten year plan, which aims to close data gaps and create resilient processes for stormwater management.

Taking the Pain out of the Treatment Train
Stu Farrant, Southern Sector Manager
Reuben Ferguson, Senior Water Resources Scientist/Ecologist

This paper provides insight into stormwater treatment design, in particular the use of continuous simulation modelling to evaluate the performance of integrated stormwater management systems. The modelling supports decisions around the design of water sensitive elements such as bio-retention, wetlands and harvesting to mitigate the changes in water quantity and water quality that typically result from urban developments. The benefits and challenges of this approach will be presented using recent case studies and hypothetical examples.

Nicole Gibson

Brand Manager