Designing Sediment Ponds and Wetlands to Current Best Practice Requirements in Victoria
Half Day Workshop: 12.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Presenters: Valerie Mag and Michael Mag, Stormy Water Solutions
This workshop will walksparticipants through the engineering design process required for sediment ponds and wetlands.
Practitioners will work through detailed worked examples designed to facilitate confidence in designing sediment ponds and wetlands going forward.
This workshop will be very useful for practitioners who do not deal with wetland design engineering requirements all the time, but where a basic understanding of the design requirements would be advantageous. Practitioners such as planners, managers, landscape architects and environmental scientists may not have had the chance to develop these skills during their academic or professional experience. The workshop explains these methods in a simple and clear manner, providing the hydrologic and hydraulic grounding required for successful design development.
In addition, many engineers will find the workshop extremely useful to consolidate and refresh their knowledge in regard to sediment pond and wetland design. The workshop will can be especially useful to drainage engineers in the induction phase of their professional experience within an organisation (government or private).
The course is completely consistent with the Melbourne Water Land Development Manual, Melbourne Water’s Constructed Wetlands Design Manual (Draft) 2015 and CSIRO’s WSUD Engineering Procedures: Stormwater (2005).
To clearly demonstrate the design process and requirements for sediment pond and wetland design to current best practice standard.
Participants will be provided with the understanding and tools (spreadsheets, checklists etc.) to ensure sediment pond and wetland designs to the requirements of Melbourne Water’s Constructed Wetlands Design Manual (Draft) 2015
This workshop is suitable for practitioners who are involved in the planning, design and/or approval of drainage and WSUD projects such as drainage engineers, planners, managers, landscape architects and environmental scientists.
Valerie Mag has trained over 1800 people and run over 90 training courses over the past thirteen years. She is acknowledged as a successful trainer and workshop facilitator, with participant feedback overwhelmingly positive.
Valerie spent the first 12 years of her career as an engineer and senior engineer with Melbourne Water. Here she developed robust water management and modelling skills, particularly in the areas of floodplain management and catchment management. Over the last fifteen years Valerie has been particularly involved in many water sensitive urban design projects. Projects have ranged from large catchment strategy development, the design of large wetland systems, flood mitigation schemes, and small-scale projects.
Valerie is recognized as a leader in her field. As an independent consultant she works very closely with catchment management authorities, Melbourne Water, councils, developers and individuals to provide transparent and robust stormwater engineering solutions on the ground.