Program - Managing Constructed Wetlands and Floating Vegetated Islands

Wetlands Trees 2016

Day 1: Thursday, 16 November 2017

 

TimeDetails

9.45am

Registration & Morning Tea – Education Centre, (Bicentennial Park) Sydney Olympic Park

 Session I: Chair- Emeritus Prof Colin Field
10am

Welcome and introduction – Sydney Olympic Park Authority

10.15am

The uniqueness and diversity of water plants in constructed wetlands
Geraldine (Mia) Dalby-Ball, Kingfisher Urban Ecology and Wetlands

10.35am

Classification and biology of water plants
Graham Prichard, Lake Macquarie City Council

11.15am

 Processing and identification of water plants and water weeds
Graham Prichard, Lake Macquarie City Council
[Participants will rapidly identify water plants using microscopes, manuals and guides]  

1.15pm

Lunch

 

Session II: Chair- Emeritus Prof Colin Field

2.00pm

Constructed wetlands in the context of a changing climate
– Geraldine (Mia) Dalby-Ball, Kingfisher Urban Ecology and Wetlands

2.45pm Ecohydrology of freshwater wetlands
Dr Swapan Paul, Sydney Olympic Park Authority
3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

3.45pm

Wetland Treatment Systems for Stormwater: details design considerations for hydrology and aesthetics
Geoff Hunter, Hunter Environmental Services
[Includes practical group exercises on the design process]

4.30pmWetland Treatment Systems for Stormwater: construction and establishment design considerations for water plants and stormwater treatment
– Geoff Hunter, Hunter Environmental Services
[Includes practical group exercises on the design process, with emphasis on bio-filtration]
5.30pm

Q&A; workshop facilitation and Close

Day 2: Friday, 17 November 2017

TimeDetails

8.30am

Registration – Education Centre, Bicentennial Park

 SESSION III: Chair - Geraldine (Mia) Dalby-Ball
8.45am

Floating vegetated islands for water quality and habitat: design & construction
Harris Environmental

9.30am

               Floating vegetated islands for water quality and habitat: servicing & maintenance
– Harris Environmental

10.15am

Morning Tea

10.45am

Practical Field Study: techniques and successes in planting in wetlands constructed for treatment performance
Practical Field Study: techniques and successes in planting in floating islands
Practical Field Study: managing mosquitoes in constructed wetlands
Practical Field Study: control of floating aquatic weeds and algae in wetlands

1pmLunch
 

SESSION IV: Chair - Dr Cameron Webb

12.45pm

Lunch

2pm

How to assess and monitor water plants and weeds?
 – Geraldine (Mia) Dalby-Ball, Kingfisher Urban Ecology and Wetlands

2.30pm

(Working) Afternoon Tea

2.30pm

Group activity: preparation of an action plan for managing a constructed wetland – collective facilitation

3.30pm

Synthesis: ways forward – collective resolution

4pm

Closing/Certificates

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Dates: 16 & 17 November
Cost: 
Registration for regular two days $770 (incl. GST) or Concession two days $660 (incl. GST)
Bookings close: 2 November 2017. Limited places are available.  Refunds are conditional

For more information email education@sopa.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9714 7888