La Trobe University Integrated Stormwater Management Project

CJ Arms & Associates

This innovative Integrated Water Cycle Management strategy for La Trobe University incorporates water harvesting for non-potable use; extended detention and riparian revegetation for water quality improvement and enhanced biodiversity; attenuation of contaminant loads and peak stormwater flows; and opportunities for teaching, learning and research. This project has required detailed and well-planned engineering and scientific input to achieve the desired outcomes, avoid potential water quality or flooding issues, and has resulted in significant water savings and a place of beauty, native habitat, and outdoor amenity.