Pre-conference Workshops

‘Quick wins for Activating WSUD in NZ’

  • Objectives or precis of the workshop. Participants will come away with:
  • characterization and benefit assessment tools for integrated water management outcomes of WSUD
  • characterization of the long term costs of stormwater management
  • understanding the business case for WSUD – and how to wreck it
  • understanding key components of maintenance-led design and relevant checklists for green infrastructure practices
    (all the above using specific case studies from New Zealand: greenfield, brownfield, subdivision, transport projects)
  • alternative funding solutions
  • CPD points
  • Participants will have the opportunity to comment on where future research could be focused

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From 8:30am Arrival, registration and coffee
9:00 am Welcome

  • Mihi
9:15 am Workshop overview

  • about “Activating WSUD”
  • work done over last 18 months
  • topics + key projects
9:30 am Costs and Maintenance led Design; checklists
10:30 am Morning tea
11.45 am Benefit /Values Assessment Tool

The case for WSUD (or not)

12:45 am Lunch
1.30 pm Case studies
1.45 pm Alternative Funding Solutions for WSUD

Learnings from Australia

2.30 pm Discussion – long term research gaps
3:15 pm Wrap-up
3:30 pm Workshop ends – depart for 1-1.5 hr downtown walking tour for those keen