Melbourne Water - eWater Partner
Melbourne Water manages Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, water courses and drainage systems throughout the Port Phillip and Westernport region. Melbourne Water uses music to assess land development proposals and to design stormwater treatment strategies for new and existing drainage schemes. They have also used music to develop a simpler STORM tool to assist with smaller developments.
Brisbane City Council - eWater Partner
The guiding principles of Brisbane City Council’s Water Management Strategy are centred on achieving smart and responsible water cycle solutions which includes managing stormwater through Water Sensitive Urban Design. Brisbane City Council uses music for urban catchment planning, and to design new stormwater treatment measures in the city.
BMT WBM - eWater Partner
To meet the needs of the environment and community it is essential that urban drainage systems are designed as a total solution. The key is integrating the practices of flood management, water sensitive urban design, stormwater quality control, community needs and preservation of the natural environment. BMT WBM offers an integrated approach, developed by specialists in those fields, which is crucial if total solutions to urban drainage are to be designed.
Sinclair Knight Merz - eWater Partner
Sinclair Knight Merz is a leading water environmental consultancy, with a growing global environmental practice. We have qualified environmental scientists, engineers, planners, economists, hydrogeologists and social scientists with specialised skills in all facets of environmental management. Our objective is to develop ecologically, socially and environmentally sustainable projects.
Design + Planning at AECOM - eWater Partner
Design + Planning at AECOM is working to meet water needs and obligations responsibly, from helping ensure adequate long-term supplies, to preserving wetlands, to applying innovative water sensitive urban design (WSUD) techniques that embrace stormwater management, wastewater minimization and potable water conservation.
Great Lakes Council, New South Wales
Great Lakes Council in New South Wales used music to look at the effects of WSUD both in new developments and in existing urban areas to protect the sensitive Wallis Lake, part of the Great Lakes system.
‘music enables us to keep up and keep ahead. We want to be innovative in our field of stormwater and alternative and sustainable water sources.’ - Mal Brown, Director and Environmental Manager, Storm Consulting
Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers, Tasmania
‘music is a rapid development modelling tool for water quality assessment of stormwater treatment systems. I can quickly develop stormwater models and concept designs. It is well suited for the information that is normally available.’ - Dr Colin Terry, Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers, Hobart
‘music adds value as an analysis and an estimation tool for water urban sensitive designs which otherwise would take me longer to develop myself. It gives a quick look of nutrient runoff and sizing wetland parameters to check a typical water sensitive urban design.’ - Dan Raymond, Principal, Eco Urban
‘music is good value and makes it easy to demonstrate compliance with the water quality objectives of councils or regulatory authorities, and compare the effectiveness of different treatment systems.’ - Steven Chamberlain, Environmental Engineer, VDM Group, Queensland
Opus International Consultants Ltd
‘music is a requirement when doing stormwater management plans for developers and councils. It should be used in the early conceptual planning of all development sites. music is a useful tool, easy to use and works well.’ - Tony Loveday, Technical Principal - Stormwater, Opus International Consultants Ltd
Fraser Coast Regional Council
‘I use music in storm water drainage designs. I find the music interface straightforward and it has a good learning guide. There is good science behind the product.’ - Chris Raymond, Senior Design Technician - Stormwater, Fraser Coast Regional Council
Breese Pitt Dixon
‘Breese Pitt Dixon produce civil design plans for urban developers. It is a requirement of Melbourne Water to use music to model the performance of stormwater treatment systems, and it has to be provided as part of the conceptual design prior to the detail design. We get approval from Melbourne Water by using music to model stormwater treatment systems. music is the standard.’ - Greg Easton, Design Engineer, Breese Pitt Dixon, Melbourne
AECOM Civil & Water Group
‘With music I am able to put a cost on different stormwater treatments to meet the same water quality criteria. music is a powerful decision making tool for stormwater treatment systems and it has a good graphical interface.’
Dr Christian Zammit, Principal Environmental Scientist - Water Resource Management, AECOM, Perth
Arup Infrastructure Design
‘I use music to check that a road design project meets the water quality objectives set by the relevant catchment management authority, such as Melbourne Water. The music analysis contributes to the overall project design.’
Mark Bridger, Senior Highway Engineer, Arup, Melbourne
‘music is a good piece of Australian software, a great product and easy to use. It is universally accepted by the local and state governments and as a water quality standard in Victoria.’ - Jon Buckle, Civil Engineer, BCS, Melbourne
Department of Environment and Resource Management
‘I have been provided with output from music which has filled a significant information gap in a whole-of-catchment study. I am not aware of any other software product which would have produced this data for the urban part of the catchment’ - Vivienne McNeil, Department of Environment & Resource Management, Queensland
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