The paper provides thought leadership on how we could combat the impacts of stress in our industry, by positively-framing stressful situations and undertaking decision making in challenge situations rather than threat situations.
Environmental education is a process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and act to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and have the skills to make informed and responsible decisions.
This abstract provides an overview of the project, including the background and context in the leadup to the project’s initiation, through to its conclusion. It is intended to be of interest to council stormwater planners, stormwater engineers, urban freshwater and social scientists, and anyone affected by or involved in stormwater management and decision making.
This paper will illustrate the challenges being faced by developers, regulators and practitioners and will offer some insights as to ways more detail at the outset will actually make life that much easier for all involved.
Lake Rotorua is the largest lake in the Rotorua district at 8,085 hectares. It was returned to Te Arawa through the 2004 Deed of Settlement, and the lakebed is vested in Te Arawa. The management of the Lakes is shared between “the Partners” to the Rotorua Lakes Strategy Group (Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Rotorua Lakes Council).
Auckland Council is responsible for the management of freshwater quality and quantity in the Auckland region. While developing strategies to manage our water resources, the Council will face a number of decisions and the community will be engaged on various options, their cost and benefit.
Many of New Zealand’s freshwater fish undertake significant migrations as part of their life-cycle. Instream structures, such as culverts, weirs and dams, can delay or prevent fish movements, reducing the distribution and abundance of some of our most iconic and valued freshwater species.
This paper will detail the Safeswim system we moved from and to, the improvement in our ability to predict risk, and how we are engaging with a city the size of Auckland to help people manage the risk to themselves and their families of contracting illness through swimming at their local beach.
This paper presents some of the fish passage structures designed for this site. This includes culverts with orifice plates designed to control outflow rates and allow fish passage, spoiler baffles constructed within the invert of culverts and ramped fishways with rock baffles in the base to slow flow velocities and provide small pools for fish to rest.
There are many stories of stormwater soakage disposal systems failing soon after construction or perhaps performance is seen to slowly deteriorate over time. Many of the issues that lead to this can be traced back to the design.
This paper focusses on the soakage and groundwater aspects of the design. The approach adopted for the conceptual design is discussed and the practicalities of implementation and construction utilizing materials available are covered.
Frequent storm events contribute to the majority of the stream erosive effects compared to larger, rare events. Developing appropriate solutions to manage erosion requires a good understanding of the associated flows for frequent storm events.
Christchurch City Council (‘council’) has been improving its stormwater models across the city to inform development of the Land Drainage Recovery Programme (LDRP) and the Long Term Plan (LTP), assess impacts of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence (‘the earthquakes’) and a wide range of other activities including, informing floor level setting across the city.
Urban stormwater management is undergoing a paradigm shift. In a generation, New Zealand cities have moved from seeing stormwater as a waste to dispose of quickly and unobtrusively, towards being a vital part of a healthy urban environment.
In this paper, we present a “Load Duration and Catchment Prioritization” (LDCP) framework approach to characterize water quality and enable limit settings. This framework determines loading capacities for each sub-catchment.