Can Dispersed, Catchment-Scale, Urban Stormwater Retention Restore Stream Ecosystems?
Grant number: LP0883610 | Funding period: 2008 - 2013
This project is a world-first, catchment-scale, experimental test of the benefits of new stormwater treatment approaches to stream health. The project, a collaboration with Melbourne Water and the Shire of Yarra Ranges, integrates river, urban stormwater and water resource management for multiple benefits. It should accelerate the uptake of smart, sustainable technologies in stormwater use and management, and identify better investment strategies for urban water and river management. The robust testing of the effect of new treatment design objectives by a catchment-scale experiment will have a strong impact on research in stream ecology and urban water management.