June 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Topic: How stormwater can deliver cooler greener cities

Presenters: Kim Markwell – Associate Environmental Scientist of E2Designlab, Chris Tanner – Regional Manager of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities & Luke McPhail – Integrated Water Management Specialist of Water Technology.

Date:  Thursday 11 June 2020

Time:  1.00pm – 1.45pm

Presentation Summary: A growing body of research is demonstrating the linkages between human health and wellbeing and creating cooler urban environments by retaining water in the landscape. This is where stormwater can play a major role in designing liveable cities.

In this webinar Kim Markwell (from E2Designlab) will investigate the drivers to consider urban cooling and demonstrate the multiple benefits which can be achieved through adopting principals of water sensitive cities. Kim will also introduce “Designing for a cool city: Guidelines for passively irrigated landscape”, the newly released national guidelines which looks at considerations for design, construction and maintenance of these systems.

Chris Tanner (from the CRC for water Sensitive Cities) will use a current case study at Norman Ck, Brisbane to showcase the use of CRCWSC tools for economic frameworks, infill development typologies, urban heat and water cycle investigations using a timeline of “Now, New and Next”.

Luke McPhail (from Watertech) will present a demonstration of the newly released Scenario Tool which brings together a range of data sets including climate, demographics and landform in an online GIS platform. Various planning scenarios can be assessed through metrics including Water Balance, Land Surface Temperature and Thermal Comfort.

Registration:  This webinar is FREE of charge to all. Follow the link below to register: