WSCA Seminar Series 2024

Each month, we’ll deliver a webinar about our projects that focus on mainstreaming water sensitive cities practices. Each session will include a presentation from an WSC expert, and opportunities to ask questions. The recording from each session will be available on our website after the event.

Check out the calendar below and register to attend.

Date
Topic
Description
Speakers
Registration link

Wednesday
27 March 2024
1–2 pm (AEDT)

Engaging local government decision makers
This project is designing and developing an engagement package that aims to build knowledge of and support for WSC principles and practices. The webinar will be presented by Shelley Shepherd (Urbaqua).
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Shelley Shepherd
Urbaqua

CLOSED

Wednesday
17 April 2024
12–1 pm (AEST)

Economic evaluation in regional Victoria

This project demonstrated how economic evaluation tools could be adapted and applied to an integrated water management project in regional Victoria – the Beaufort Linear project.

It aimed to improve regional practitioners’ understanding of and capacity to undertake economic evaluation and deliver business cases.

Please find the presentations from this webinar below.

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  • Sayed Iftekhar, Griffith University
  • Ben Furmage, WSCA
  • Jamie Ewert, Alluvium

Wednesday
8 May
12–1 pm (AEST)

Understanding the lifecycle costs of water sensitive investments

This project is developing a prototype tool to improve understanding and use of lifecycle costs to support an ‘all options on the table’ approach to water infrastructure investments.

Please find the presentations from this webinar session below.

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Sally Boer / Dale Browne
E2DESIGNLAB


Wednesday
12 June
12–1 pm (AEST)

Applying WSUD to small infill developments

This project is exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with applying WSUD principles to infill sites with fewer than 20 lots. The webinar will be presented by Melissa McGrath (Josh Byrne and Associates).

Please find the presentations from this webinar session below.

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Melissa McGrath
Josh Bryne and Associates

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Melissa Manley
Department of Communities, WA


Wednesday 
24 July
12:00–1:00 pm (AEST)

Enabling community resilience to fire and floods
This webinar will highlight two approaches to community resilience against disasters: the ‘Fire to Flourish’ program’s bushfire recovery initiatives and a new doctoral research project on community-centred decision-making for flood risk management.
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Euan Hind
Monash University - MSDI

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Dr Adriana Keating
Monash University - MSDI


Wednesday
21 August
12–1 pm (AEST)

Protecting headwater streams: Ideas for Aitken Creek
This project is exploring how to protect a headwater stream – in this case Aitken Creek in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor – in new urban developments.
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  • Belinda Hatt, Melbourne Water
  • Chris Manning, WSC Australia
  • Jamie Ewert, Alluvium

Friday
13 September
12:30–1:30 pm (AEST)

Building community water literacy

This project is developing and trialling messages and mechanisms for improving basic water literacy among communities in Perth and Melbourne. The webinar will be presented by Dr Lucy Richardson (Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub).

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Lucy Richardson
Monash University

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Dr Kien Nguyen-Trung
WSC Australia