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Alternative Funding Models for Stormwater Management Seminar


To be held at City of Charles Sturt, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville on 10 November 2017.


Seminar Series

10 November 2017

Alternative Funding Models for Stormwater Management Seminar Register Now




Our cities are changing to a denser urban form, so how can government and the urban water industry address the challenge to safely and sustainably manage ever-increasing stormwater volumes, peak flows and deteriorating water quality? A reliance on grant programs to fund capital works projects does not adequately address the legacy issues facing stormwater managers, notwithstanding the emerging challenges presented by the rapid change in imperviousness of our suburbs.

Communities need integrated solutions for stormwater management that deliver multiple benefits, underpinned by a sustainable funding source to deliver the associated capital works and asset management programs. This forum provides an overview of a range of alternative funding models for stormwater management from user schemes to incentives currently applied internationally and interstate. The needs within our state and funding models suited to the South Australian context will be explored during the afternoon workshop.


Topics & presenters

Challenges facing stormwater managers in Local Government
Mayor Angela Evans, City of Charles Sturt, Board member LGA SA

Overview of a range of funding models for stormwater management
Steven Gatti, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Sustainable funding mechanisms for stormwater assets – case studies from the US
Andrew Reese, AMEC Earth & Environment Limited, USA

Melbourne Water – stormwater offsets scheme
Birgit Jordan, Senior Stormwater Quality Technical Advisor, Stormwater Quality Planning, Melbourne Water

City of Kingston – stormwater water quality contribution scheme
Dr Jeremy Cheesman, Marsden Jacobs Associates



Friday 10 November 2017
Registration: 9:00am
Seminar: 9:30am – 4:00pm

City of Charles Sturt, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville

About Safe Work Australia

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Water Sensitive SA is a capacity building program that provides stakeholders across all disciplines within the development and urban water management industries, with the support they need to achieve the best water sensitive urban design (WSUD) outcomes. Know more.


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