Stormwater SA invites you to hear from The University of Adelaide's Prof. Holger Maier and Assoc. Prof. Mark Thyer about the latest research into smart stormwater storages for urban catchment management.

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The Annual General Meeting will follow and the new committee will be established for the year ahead.

Interconnected ‘Smart Tank’ storages that utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning could collectively adapt to a storm’s dynamic behaviour mid-event through the use of adjustable orifice outlets to control the various sub-catchment outflows to match a downstream pipe’s flow capacity.

Recent research by the University of Adelaide demonstrates this approach of managing the outflow hydrographs of the system could provide a cost effective alternative to stormwater pipe upgrades in some circumstances.

The opportunity this technology presents for local and state governments lies not only in the potential cost savings, but also across many other benefits relating to urban greening, urban cooling and watercourse biodiversity.

This research, lead by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with Water Technology, won a Commendation at the recent Stormwater SA Excellence Awards. The research was jointly funded by the City of Unley, City of Mitcham and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

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