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Torrens Lake Blue Green Algae Management and Environmental Flows Trial and Monitoring - Stormwater SA and HydSoc
On 9th June 2016 there will be a jointly hosted (Stormwater South Australia and Hydrological Society of South Australia) technical event to discuss two important water resource management projects being managed by Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges.
In 2005, the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation prescribed the water resources of the Western Mount Lofty Ranges (WMLR). Prescription triggered the development of the WMLR Water Allocation Plan which included formal environmental water provisions in the South Para, Torrens and Onkaparinga Rivers. Provision of environmental water under trial conditions began in January 2012 and were accompanied by monitoring hydrology, fish, vegetation, macroinvertebrates and physical habitat. Results of the 3 year trial are now available with Steve Gatti (Manager Water Projects at NRAMLR) to present on the outcomes to date.
Poor water quality in the Torrens Lake has been a persistent issue, particularly during the summer months when Blue-Green Algae outbreaks have been a frequent occurrence. A succession of measures have been trialled to manage Blue-Green Algae in the Torrens Lake. Katharine Ward (Water Projects at NRAMLR) will present on the recent trials and discuss the key findings.
Date: Thursday 9 June 2016
Time: Drinks and Nibbles from 5pm. Presentations from 6pm.
Where: Charles Hawker Centre, Waite Road, Urrbrae. Opposite Gate 2.
RSVP: Monday 6 June 2016
Cost: Members Free, Non- Members $30
Stormwater South Australia (SSA) is holding its Excellence Awards to encourage, recognise, promote and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved.
Entries should not be constrained by the project or organisation size as each entry will be judged on its merits.
The presentation of the South Australian awards will be held on 6 July 2016.
Winners are entered directly into the National Awards which are being held at the Stormwater 2016 Conference from 29th August to 2nd September 2016 in Surfers Paradise.
The categories for awards are:
Further details and registration form are provided below.
Stormwater Australia invites you to attend STORMWATER 2016, the 4th National Conference convened by Stormwater Australia, to be held from Monday, 29th August to Friday, 2nd September, 2016 in Surfers Paradise, Queensland.
For further information, follow this link to the National Conference website.
Stormwater Australia's National Award Winners were recently announced at a Gala Dinner during the National Conference in Adelaide, South Australia in October.
South Australian projects took out 2 of the 6 categories awarded. Congratulations to all involved.
Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design Winner
Oaklands Wetland Stormwater Reuse Scheme by FMG Engineering, DesignFlow and Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Excellence in Research and Innovation Winner
MARSUO - Managed Aquifer Recharge and Stormwater Use Options Research Project by Goyder Institute for Water Research, CSIRO, University of Adelaide, University of SA, National Water Commission, City of Salisbury, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, SA Water and SA Department for Water Environment and Natural Resources
Click HERE for further details on other Award Categories and winners.
The Stormwater Industry Association (South Australia), or SIA SA, has changed its name to Stormwater South Australia. This was part of a change of name at the national level, from the Stormwater Industry Association to Stormwater Australia. The Stormwater Australia webpage is located here: