Syrinx Environmental Delivers Keynotes at 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design & Hydropolis. 12 -15 February 2018 – Perth, Western Australia
Syrinx representatives recently delivered two keynotes at the 10th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD 2018), in conjunction with Hydropolis 2018. Water Sensitive Urban Design Conferences are a recognised premier technical event hosted by Engineers Australia. The conferences attract leading experts, and have a reputation for high quality papers covering a range of water sensitive urban design topics. Hydropolis events provide an opportunity for Western Australian water professionals to exchange ideas and information about meeting the current and future challenges of the region. Syrinx were grateful to share some of their recent projects with the broader water and urban design communities.
Dr Ljiljana Pantelic, Syrinx’s Associate Director of Science, Sustainability & Health, presented Development & Implementation of a Precinct Based Rainwater Harvesting System. Challenges, Impediments & Risks – 12 years on. The keynote explored milestones associated with Perth’s (Subiaco), Australian Fine China site, which is an urban renewal project that demonstrates a precinct scale approach to Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) and de-centralised infrastructure provision. Further information about the project can be found here: Australian Fine China (AFC) Project
Paul Verity, Syrinx’s Senior Landscape Architect / Urban Designer AILA, presented The Living Knowledge Stream design guidance document. Syrinx, in collaboration with sync7 and Elder, Dr Noel Nannup developed this guidance document for Curtin University. The keynote summarised the major design elements of the document, which is a groundbreaking strategic framework that integrates Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with contemporary ecological science and green/blue infrastructure. The talk emphasised the project’s integrated research and design process, through the application of cross-disciplinary research. More information about the guidance document can be found here: Greater Curtin