Stormwater Management and Design – An Introduction

When 20 Apr 2017, 8:30 AM

Duration One day

Cost $580 ex GST (IPENZ Members $500 ex GST)

Location Nelson

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This introductory seminar will provide an overview of stormwater management and some practical applications of design associated with stormwater management, including highlighting some of the common traps practitioners fall into.  

Learning Outcomes

Delegates who attend the seminar will receive:

  • An Introduction to stormwater management concepts and activities.
  • References to useful sources of information for stormwater management design.
  • An overview of stormwater systems, considering the options between primary, secondary flow and storage to be considered in design.
  • An Understanding of some of the key interrelationships within the stormwater management field.
  • An Introduction to stormwater flow and volume calculations.
  • An Introduction to stormwater treatment methods and what can be achieved with different methods, their strengths and their limitations.
  • An Introduction to Low Impact Design (Water Sensitive Design), the range of activities involved (not just engineering) and the different stages of the design process where it needs to be considered.
  • Learning though Practical Exercises.  Learnings will be reinforced with simple practical exercises and examples during the day.

Presenter information

Allan Leahy

Allan is MWH NZ’s National Specialist for Stormwater Management.  He is a Fellow of IPENZ and is an accredited RMA commissioner. 

Allan’s career has focused around understanding and managing the full range of impacts of stormwater discharges on both natural and human environments.  His project experience includes: planning, investigation, design and construction of a range of stormwater applications for private, government and industrial clients.  He understands both the engineering imperatives of construction projects, but also the financial, environmental and social (planning) context that the engineering solutions need to operate within.