Thank you to all of those who attended and supported the STORMWATER 2021 National Conference.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Stormwater Australia made the decision that the 2021 Conference would be held as a virtual event using the OnAIR Virtual Conference Software.
With more than 300 delegates attending, this Conference continued the proud tradition of being the one-stop-shop for industry professionals looking to keep abreast of contemporary practice, share ideas with their peers and make new contacts that can be invaluable in their everyday work.
This Conference focused on the profound challenges we have to manage across urban and rural areas into the next decade. Population growth and climate change is driving rapid changes to the natural and human environment including declining waterway health and increasing flood risks. These challenges involve behaviours, policy settings and societal expectations in linked economic, social and environmental systems. A systems approach is needed to transform our science, governance, practice, policy and culture to resolve these continually evolving problems and understand the trade-offs. How can we explain these complex challenges to our colleagues and instigate change within society?
Does increased urban density provide sustainable outcomes or result in declining liveability? Our knowledge, experience and culture are also rapidly evolving into the next decade. Perhaps these evolving opportunities will meet to challenges of the next decade and transform our urban and rural areas. How will this happen? The evolution of systems thinking, recognition of circular economies and the connectivity of scales, increased diversity, better-connected networks of people, digital twins and legacy knowledge from our first peoples are the new frontiers. This might influence local actions to deliver global benefits to people and ecosystems.
FRÄNKISCHE is an innovative, growth-oriented, medium-sized family-owned enterprise and industry leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of technically superior corrugated pipe systems drainage, electrical, building technology, automotive and industrial application.
Enviropod is a New Zealand-owned company that has been solving stormwater problems in Australia since 1998. More than 20 years of experience, smart design and engineering, investment in research and development, and constant innovation has contributed to our products becoming award-winning solutions installed across Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand.
AquaMetro is a proudly Australian Owned Enterprise with world-class capabilities, entirely focused on servicing the Australian Water Industry. Our absolute commitment to people, community and the environment is combined with a lean, flexible structure ensuring that we can provide an efficient and effective response to every client’s needs.
TUFLOW is a suite of advanced 1D/2D/3D computer simulation software for flooding, urban drainage, coastal hydraulics, sediment transport, particle tracking and water quality. With over 30 years of continuous development, TUFLOW is internationally recognised as the industry leader for hydraulic modelling accuracy, speed and workflow efficiency. A key reason for TUFLOW's success is our support team of software developers and experienced modellers. They are renowned for their prompt, practical, helpful advice so that you can achieve your modelling objectives, and produce reliable, defendable solutions. We're here to help you solve your water modelling problems.