Stormwater Queensland recognises Excellence in Research & Innovation
At the recent Awards Ceremony, Stormwater Queensland recognised the contribution made by Drapper Environmental Consultants in collaboration with SPEL Environmental, University of the Sunshine Coast, QUT and Griffith University to Excellence in Research and Innovation. This project has taken the foresight and commitment of our client, SPEL Environmental, to initiate, and the "on the ground" contribuion of staff and students from USC, QUT and GU to reach this point. Principal Engineer, Dr Darren Drapper notes that this award would not have been possible without the efforts of the key personnel below;
Andy Hornbuckle & Cameron Hales (SPEL Environmental)
Professor Ashantha Goonetilleke and Dr Prasanna Egodawatta (QUT)
Assoc. Prof. Terry Lucke, Dr Peter Nichols, Kristin Reeves, Shelbi Paterson & Renee Melis (USC)
Professor Rodger Tomlinson, Sally Obst, Dan Ware & Lorry Hughes (GU)
Grant Millar & Troy Mansinger
An ambitious project, spanning 9 monitoring sites from the central Gold Coast to the northern Sunshine Coast covering systems including underground filters, pit baskets, floating wetlands, packaged biofilters and hydrodynamic separators, it is setting the benchmark based on the draft Stormwater Australia SQID Evaluation Protocol. It is also providing a valuable road test of the draft protocol.
Outcomes from this research provides clarity for specifying consultants, and information for the development assessment process. It is also refining our understanding of the design process for floating wetlands in Australian conditions.
Well done to all involved!