Water by Design – Roadshow – Townsville


We will reschedule for sometime in March.

The Department of Environment and Science (DES), in partnership with Healthy Land and Water and the Reef Urban Stormwater Management Group invites you to join us for an information session on new online resources to improve WSUD practices.

Over the past year Water by Design has been working on a range of products that can improve the sustainable management of your stormwater systems. We are now touring the east coast of QLD to promote these new tools and the latest advancements in Water Sensitive Urban Design.

WbD website

Join us as we walk you through the great features of the refreshed and updated Water by Design website and get your insight on how we can most effectively use this platform for communication and collaboration.


Music Guidelines V3

The original Music Guidelines were published in 2010 and since then there has been key advancements in WSUD science and MUSIC software. We explain these key updates in the latest guideline just released.

Meet the Pollutants

There are many pollutants that are harmful to our waterways (not just TSS, TN and TP). Our campaign aims to educate students (and practitioners) about the broad range of pollutants harmful to our aquatic ecosystems and what we can do to minimise their impact. We would love your input on this up-and-coming education tool and discuss how we can best develop it for broad applicability and to be most effective.

Urban Stream Objectives 

WbD have been working with Alluvium over the past year to review the State Planning Policy requirements for stormwater management. Learn about key findings and recomendations from the study.

Water Wise Street Tree Design

Did you know a healthy Street Tree can add $20,000 to the value of a property? Learn the latest in the design of healthy street tree systems that harness passive irrigation. 

Wicking Bed Design

Climate variation is likely to add pressure on our already dwindling water resources. Learn more about the usefulness of wicking beds to help minimise irrigation demand and improve the resilience of turf areas and sports fields.

Ecological Risk and Prioritisation

Waterway managers face many competing demands and tradeoffs. Join us in this session to discuss a risk based approach that WbD has developed to evaluate ecological risk and prioritise management interventions.We would love to hear your feedback!

Living Waterways – Version 2.0

The new update of the Living Waterways framework – Living Waterways 2.0 – has 4 new modules: Resilience, Catchment Condition Assessment, Catchment Diagnosis and Catchment Treatment Plan. This framework lets you tailor your WSUD strategy to your specific site requirements giving your development and the environment better outcomes while potentially saving money. Join us to discuss how this applies best to you and how you can make the most out of this Framework. Please bring your own example development to work through at the workshop.



Codesign is a unique way of running a public open space project. It puts a large emphasis on community participation from the beginning of the design process with the aim of enhancing community ownership. Join us as we run through two recent case studies and discuss how this method how this can be applied to waterway restoration.


Speaker profile

Glenn is a Civil Engineer with over 15 years experience in stormwater management and Water Sensitive Urban DesignGlenn has worked in various roles all over Queensland, notably working on the Gold Coast Desalination Project, Brisbane River Flood Study, Clem Jones Tunnel and a 7 year involvement at North Lakes where he helped in the design, construction and management over 40 bioretention basins, 3 wetlands and 3 lakes.

Most recently he has been working at Water by Design where he has delivered a number of training courses across Qld, and co-authored the Wetland Technical Design Guideline update, the Water Sensitive Designs Sketchbook and Living Waterways Version 2Glenn is currently working on a review of state legislation for stormwater quality and a street tree guideline for the Department of Environment and Science as well as a community led revegetation project at Newmarket, Qld.