3: Catchment-scale interventions

Details

Catchment-scale retrofit: experimental assessment of the ability of new multi-scale urban stormwater management approaches to protect the hydrology, water quality and ecology of receiving water ecosystems.

 

Rationale & Explanation

Continuing and building on the Little Stringybark Creek (LSC) project, to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of dispersed, catchment-scale stormwater retention, treatment and harvesting. We aim to complete implementation and monitor the effect on stream ecology, while contributing to related projects such as Dobsons Creek. In addition to long-term ecological monitoring the project includes a hydrological monitoring network to determine the optimal scale and arrangement of stormwater treatment and retention systems to achieve stream protection. Social and economic implications of these projects will be assessed through collaborations.

Theme Leader

Chris Walsh and Tim Fletcher

Research projects

3.1 – Scaling up the hydrological consequences of site-scale stormwater control measures
3.2 – Monitoring of stream response to catchment-scale interventions
3.3 – Long-term performance and willingness to maintain distributed stormwater control measures
3.4 – Catchment-scale retrofit: experimental assessment of the ability of new multi-scale urban stormwater management approaches to protect the hydrology, water quality and ecology of receiving water ecosystems

More information on these projects can be found here
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