South Bank Corporation wins eWater Healthy Waterways Award

Thursday 23 June 2011

eWater CRC congratulates South Bank Corporation for winning the 2011 Healthy Waterways Award for WSUD

eWater CRC congratulates South Bank Corporation for its win in the ‘eWater - Water Sensitive Urban Design Award’ at the Healthy Waterways Awards for development of the first large scale stormwater harvesting project in a fully urbanised catchment.

The project, Rain Bank - a Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project was developed in conjunction with consultants Bligh Tanner to improve water efficiency and reduce water consumption across the South Bank Parklands.

CEO of eWater Innovation, Tim Blackman, said eWater was proud to sponsor the Water Sensitive Urban Design Award for 2011.

“We recognise that water sensitive urban design needs to underpin a 21st century approach to our cities and believe the Awards will showcase the future,” Mr Blackman said.
The project, Rain Bank - a Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project was developed in conjunction with consultants Bligh Tanner to improve water efficiency and reduce water consumption across the South Bank Parklands.

Rain Bank will divert stormwater runoff from a 30 hectare catchment across West End to a large underground storage tank, where an estimated 77 megalitres of stormwater will be harvested, stored, treated and reused each year.

Chief Executive Officer of South Bank Corporation, Mr Malcolm Snow, said the project will supply up to 85 per cent of the Parklands' irrigation demand, as well as progressively supplement water features and toilet flushing when surplus is available.

“South Bank Parklands is a recreational area of unparalleled importance to South East Queensland. Rain Bank has successfully demonstrated that stormwater can be harvested from an urbanised catchment for beneficial reuse,” Mr Snow said.

The finished plant will include a state-of-the-art animation display and viewing deck providing year-round educational opportunities for visitors to learn about stormwater harvesting and water conservation.

CEO of eWater Innovation, Tim Blackman, said eWater was proud to sponsor the Water Sensitive Urban Design Award for 2011.

“We recognise that water sensitive urban design needs to underpin a 21st century approach to our cities and believe the Awards will showcase the future,” Mr Blackman said.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual Healthy Waterways Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of groups and individuals working to improve the health of South East Queensland’s waterways and catchments.


 

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