Tuesday, August 03, 2021

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Catchment Management Seminar

A customised event directed at key stakeholders involved in catchment management. The seminar commenced with a presentation by Keynote Speaker – Associate Professor Phil McManus, BA, Grad Dip, MES, PHD, followed by two expert speakers panels, presentation of practical case studies and Q&A to share knowledge and skills. Keynote speaker Phil McManus’ current research focuses on sustainable cities, urban forestry and representations of nature in the construction of a range of environmental issues. 

The discussion topics for the two speaker panel sessions were ‘How is Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) being applied in Local Government; and ‘Catchments & Planning. To What extend is Catchment Management considered in Planning? The seminar concluded with an overview discussion on ‘Catchments from a Regional Perspective’.

This seminar was attended by 60 stakeholders representing Local & State Government as well as industry specialists; covering the following areas of interest: Environmental Health & Building, Waste Services, Parks, Open Spaces, Stormwater & Assets, Roads & Drainage, Land Information, Urban Planning, Catchment Remediation, Estuary Management, Compliance, Design and Bushland Community Programs.

This event was hosted by Ryde City Council and supported regionally by surrounding Hunters Hill and Hornsby Councils.


The Catchment Management Seminar brought together multi-disciplinary stakeholders to share knowledge and discuss the challenges in managing an urban catchment and collaborate on integrated solutions. 

Services provided:

Event consultancy – program design, stakeholder engagement, event operational planning.


Ryde City Council, supported by Hornsby & Hunters Hill Councils. Funding from the NSW Environmental Trust.

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