Climate change has become one of the most important fields of study. IV Water is proud to present an essay titled, "Managing our Water - Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stormwater Harvesting Project", written by a Melbourne school student with the assistance of IV Water, exploring water sustainability solutions of "Melbourne Park Redevelopment Stormwater Harvesting Project" and presenting it as a noteworthy case study.
As providers of sustainable water solutions, IV Water is delighted to support and share this student's work, which aligns with our commitment to advancing the field of sustainable water management, protecting our environment and securing the future of the younger generations that will inhibit this beautiful planet called Earth.
To promote the implementation of effective operation and maintenance strategies for WSUD (Water Sensitive Urban Design) and stormwater harvesting projects, IPWEA VIC took the initiative to organize a workshop on June 3rd, 2014, at Banyule City Council. The primary objective of this workshop was to foster knowledge sharing and establish best practices in this field. The event received an overwhelming response, with all available spots being booked in advance, and over 55 attendees participating on the day.
A key concern for councils is the potential financial burden that grant-funded or gifted assets may impose in the long run if their maintenance and renewal requirements are not adequately addressed. Councils are highly sensitive to this risk and aim to proactively manage it.
"Operation and Maintenance of WSUD Infrastructure", a presentation prepared by Iouri Vaisman (MD, IV Water)
IV Water proudly presented "Stormwater Harvesting: Seven Years of Operation" at the "National Water Recycling Technology 2019" conference and was invited to be a part of the stormwater harvesting experts panel looking at operational experience with water recycling plants.
Reasons to be there:
Water is a valuable and finite resource, but traditionally, we use it once and discard it through sewage treatment plants. However, there are numerous activities that don't necessarily need drinking-quality water and could effectively utilize recycled water, such as irrigation and toilet flushing. By employing treated water for its specific intended purposes, we can reduce the demand on the potable (drinking) water system. Integrating water recycling into our overall water management strategy becomes crucial in safeguarding and conserving our precious drinking water supplies.
Water Recycling Facility in Yarra Park article by IV Water
Water recycling facilities tour at Melbourne Sports Precinct was organized by IV Water in collaboration with Federation University, Melbourne Cricket Club and Melbourne Olympic Park Trust on Tuesday 22 September 2015. Tour participants were year four civil and environmental engineering students from Federation University in Churchill, VIC. The aim of the tour was to relate studies with practice as well as visit these great sites where best practice in engineering goes hand-in-hand with the well renowned location.
Water recycling facilities tour at Melbourne Sports Precinct was organized by IV Water in collaboration with the Federation University, Melbourne Cricket Club and Melbourne Olympic Park Trust on Tuesday 22 September 2015.
Your letter of gratitude is well regarded. One big sign of appreciation to Federation University!
Early February 2019 after the end of Australian Big Open Tennis event there was hardly any rainfall. Perfect time to conduct maintenance. IV Water, in collaboration with the management and Cleanaway, started cleaning activities.
Underground stormwater harvesting infrastructure components were inspected and the extent of work required was determined and planned to minimise the disruption of public activities. The whole stormwater harvesting system was inspected and tested. More than 30 tons of sediment and litter was removed from gross-polution traps, various pits, pump station and detention and storage tanks. Melbourne Park will operate for another 12 months until it's time to clean again.
Meanwhile Yarra River will be much cleaner and free from sediment pollution!
As the licensing authority and waterway manager for urban waterways within the Melbourne region, Melbourne Water has developed draft technical guidelines for stormwater harvesting structures and is continuing to develop principles and rules relating to the volume, rate of harvest and location of stormwater harvesting. These rules and principles form an important part of overall resource management for stormwater in this region.
Stormwater Harvesting Guidelines provide proponents and engineering professionals guidance on Melbourne Water's requirements for stormwater harvesting schemes on Melbourne Water assets and recommend design and construction options as well as options in operation and maintenance of diversion structures.
IV Water is proud to be part of the 5 years long development of these guidelines that involved comprehensive industry and stakeholders consultation and addressing complex and challenging issues such as environmental/base flow requirements in the urban drainage systems in the context of stormwater harvesting. We congratulate Melbourne Water, all stakeholders involved and the Stormwater industry in general on the the release of this long awaited guidelines.
Melbourne Water Corporation in recognition of industry need engaged IV Water to prepare a 'Road Map' paper on the development of an independent verification scheme for stormwater treatment devices.
The prepared 'Road Map' report presenting the findings and conclusions from this study has now been released for public consultation via the Stormwater Industry Association website.
Independent Verification Scheme article
Management of the urban water cycle has changed considerably over the years.
Stormwater management philosophy has evolved from flood mitigation paradigm, to the current runoff quality control approach and further progressing towards the harvesting and reuse concept retaining the previous.
Considering the interest in uptaking stormwater as a resource and the on-going commitment to control and treat the run off prior to its discharge into the natural environment by application of WSUD - the national stormwater market is set to grow.
The growth rate of the stormwater market in Australia will depend on delivery of the objectives promised to the public and the stakeholoders. The author highlights issues related to the current stormwater harvesting practice suggesting the usage of this resourse in the future.
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We have been working tirelessly together with IPWEA VIC and DELWP organising a series of four regional workshops titled 'Getting Integration into the Integrated Water Management' including 'Capturing the Potential of Stormwater' presentation by IV Water:
IV Water Integrated Water Management presentation