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  1. Max Finlayson
  2. General Wetland Topics
  3. Monday, May 25 2020, 02:05 PM
Dear All

Interested in knowing about the essential design components for urban constructed wetlands? Check the recording of this excellent webinar presented by Geraldene Dalby-Ball as part of the free webinar series provided by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA), in association with Society of Wetland Scientists Oceania (SWS-O) and Dragonfly Environmental Pty Ltd.

Recording is accessible at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1064516778580934923 If needed, copy-and-paste the link to a separate page for accessing the network.

Good design saves time, money and effort in long-term management (and removes the personal angst that can come from a failing system). Drawing on over 20 years designing and maintaining wetlands this talk brings you the ‘must haves’ when it comes to design. This presentation provides: Top 5 design features you must have in a wetland and other Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features. Outcomes from this presentation include having an understanding of the following: • key principles of wetland design in relation to effective maintenance • water level control devices and their management • plant selection and timing • wetland / WSUD stages – design, construct, bring on-line, maintain and key considerations with each point • getting the community on-board early • minimising impacts from sediment and pest species (including Carp, algae, excessive bird life, lack of water). Geraldene’s passion for brining nature back into urban areas is driving by the knowledge of the importance of connection of people with place and nature.

Best wishes and thank you to SOPA, SWS-O and Dragonfly Environmental Pty Ltd
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