Rural Stormwater Management Capacity Building Training
Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
The degradation of catchment waterways from impacts from both rural and urban land uses has a cumulative impact on downstream receiving environments, such as Australia's Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The protection of this resource is critical and requires a reduction in the run-off of nutrients, pesticides and sediments from land-based activities in up-stream catchment to improve the resilience of the reef and its ability to cope with the impact of climate change.
A training program was developed and delivered in collaboration with Water by Design with a focus on the development of appropriate stormwater management strategies and designs for rural areas across the Great Barrier Reef catchments. The workshops were delivered between Central and Far North Queensland and provided participants with an understanding of planning and design principles which will enable them to identify appropriate and practical stormwater treatment solutions for different site conditions.
Water Sensitive City Outcomes:
- improved waterway health
- improved productive agricultural lands
- stakeholder engagement