June 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
145 Ann Street
$66 Members, $110 Non Members
Stormwater Queensland
07 3211 4686

Join Stormwater Queensland as we discuss Stormwater Harvesting and the role of planning, design and maintenance in its implementation.

Comprising keynote presentations from leading experts, this session is an invaluable opportunity to further your knowledge and skills.


Chris Tanner, Regional Manager CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, discussing:

  • Why consider stormwater harvesting – the big picture
  • Ways to transition to an embedded stormwater harvested water supply
  • What are the local scale benefits?

Alan Hoban, Director, Bligh Tanner & President, Stormwater Australia, presenting on:

  • An overview of successful and not so successful stormwater harvesting schemes in Australia and what we can learn from these.
  • Discuss key considerations for pre-treatment, storage, filtration and disinfection.
  • Present research into how climate change affects the supply/demand balance and what this means for yields.
  • Use a local case study of a current stormwater harvesting project to show how these considerations are applied in practice.


  • Presentation of real world examples of stormwater harvesting systems in use
  • Do they work as intended?
  • What lessons have we learned from maintaining these systems?
  • What can be improved for future development of such systems?

Panel Discussion and Q&A with:

  • Alexander Aronsson, Stormwater Queensland
  • Chris Tanner
  • Alan Hoban
  • Local Government Rep. (TBC)

Event Speakers

Chris Tanner, Regional Manager CRC for Water Sensitive Cities

Chris Tanner is a Registered Professional Engineer, civil engineer and planner with over 30 years experience. He was a director of Bligh Tanner Consulting Engineers for 25 years leading a number of environmental engineering projects that defined a company reputation for high quality design focussed solutions with multi-dimensional benefits, integrating the built and natural environments. He is currently Regional Manager (Qld) at the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and Adjunct Associate Professor at Advanced Water Management Centre UQ, advising industry and government on adaptive change for integrated water management.

Alan Hoban, Director, Bligh Tanner & President, Stormwater Australia

Alan is a Director of Bligh Tanner and President of Stormwater Australia. He is currently leading the development of new urban typologies for Western Sydney that enhance liveability and waterway health, and recently led the design for the naturalisation of Small Creek.

Previously, Alan helped set water sensitive urban design standards for Queensland as Executive Manager of Water by Design, and led the Flood of Ideas project following the 2011 Queensland floods.  As well as this, he co-founded car-share company Flexicar.

Alan is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, a Chartered Civil and Environmental Engineer, and a Social Leadership Australia graduate.