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Cardno Presents at the 8th Australian Stream Management Conference

Parul Dubey on August 4, 2016 - in Events

Cardno is pleased to have had Fiona Coe, Senior Water Engineer, presenting at the 8th Australian Stream Management Conference in Sydney’s Blue Mountains on Wednesday, 3 August.

The Australian Stream Management Conference provided the perfect opportunity for water experts to discuss recent developments and challenges in stream management with delegates ranging from practitioners, professionals and community leaders to policy analysts and academics who are involved in any aspect of the management of streams, rivers, wetlands and estuaries in Australia.

Fiona’s presentation on ‘Assessing the Impacts of Infrastructure and Development on Stream Geomorphology’ discussed how geomorphic assessment is often required to determine the likely changes in stream form and the impacts on infrastructure. The application of such assessments includes options assessments, environmental impact assessments, permits and approvals and the outcomes may be used to guide future work to mitigate impacts or amend proposed designs.

Fiona presented the case study of the Winmalee Waste Water Treatment Plant, which is located in Sydney’s Blue Mountains and operated by Sydney Water. Cardno has undertaken a number of geomorphology studies in relation to the plant and its discharge to the local creek, a tributary of the Nepean River. The assessments were led by Cardno’s Dr Andrew Simon, a Senior Geomorphologist who is based in Oxford, Mississippi and conducted together with water engineers based in Sydney, New South Wales.

I’m very pleased that there are opportunities like this for water and environmental professionals to come together and share successful outcomes – it’s all part of building a better future for ourselves, said Sarah Hesse, Cardno’s Water and Environment Manager, New South Wales.

The 8th Australian Stream Management Conference was held in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales from Sunday, 31st July to Wednesday, 3rd August 2016.

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