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Technical lecture and networking event: Managed Aquifer Recharge, Perth

  • Lecture
  • West Perth
  • 10 June 2019
  • 12:00 - 13:30
Technical lecture and networking event: Managed Aquifer Recharge, Perth

About this event

The Western Australian Committees of Engineers Australia’s Hydrology and Water Resources Panel and the Institution of Civil Engineers invite you an event on Managed Aquifer Recharge.

Growing demands on the City of Kalamunda to provide community sporting fields and recreational spaces, coupled with a drying climate and population growth were at the core of the Hartfield Park Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) project. Groundwater allocations were insufficient for the irrigation needs of the growing City, as identified in the Hartfield Park Master Plan (2010) and Communities Facilities Plan (2011). This led to an investigation into the opportunities for alternative water sources for irrigation of the Hartfield Park regional open space.

A concept was developed to extract water from the nearby Water Corporation Woodlupine Main Drain during winter, as these stormwater flows are destined for the urban water runoff system. It was proposed that following filtration, harvested stormwater could be used to recharge the Leederville aquifer in winter and extracted for irrigation in summer.

Registration close 10 June, registration through www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/04/managed-aquifer-recharge-experiences-hartfield-park


Daniel Nelson

Project Manager, Water Projects, City of Kalamunda

Daniel has a diversity of experience and expertise in water management, sporting and recreation facilities, groundwater extraction and sustainability. He was the driving force in the development of the City’s Managed Aquifer Recharge Project and has proven experience in finding alternative water sources to ensure the long-term sustainability of maintaining recreation sites.

Daniel has been with the City of Kalamunda for the past 10 years and is currently employed as Project Manager Water Projects. He has also held senior positions in the field of Project Delivery, Irrigation and Parks and Reserves.

Daniel is currently on the state executive team for Irrigation Australia limited (IAL WA Region) and was a 2017 AWA WA water professional of the year finalist. Daniel is passionate about working towards water saving solutions while continuing to provide green public open space.

Event venue

Engineers Australia Perth Auditorium,
712 Murray Street
West Perth
West Perth 6005

For more information please contact:

Renee Reilly

e: [email protected]