Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects – Part 2 Online Course

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This new online course ‘Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects (Part 2)’ is about the effects that development activities have on the water environment. If you plan, design or construct development projects this online course will help you understand their short and long-term effects.


Part 2- Development activities and their effects on the water environment

Whenever a development occurs, or infrastructure is built or maintained, these activities can have flow-on effects on surface and ground waters.

This online course shows you how the water environment can be affected by discharges from development and construction activities.

Content

Part 2 consists of two modules covering:

Module 1. Construction Activities and Their Effects on The Water Environment [Total 2.5 – 3 hours]

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the construction activities that can cause adverse effects on the water environment
  • know the range of discharges that can arise form these construction activities
  • understand the potential adverse effects from these construction activities
  • download Module Overview . . .
Module 2. Operational Activities and Their Effects on The Water Environment [Total 3 hours]

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • identify the operational activities that can cause adverse effects on the water environment
  • know the range of discharges that can arise form these operational activities
  • understand the potential adverse effects from these operational activities
  • download Module Overview . . .

Course Facilitator

Nigel Mark-Brown is the Course Facilitator and subject matter expert.  He is available to answer any queries and to moderate online discussions, so expert assistance is always on-hand to help you with any aspects.

Nigel is a degree qualified civil engineer, a member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, and a Chartered Professional Engineer in New Zealand. He has over 35 years experience in environmental and civil engineering projects including managing and leading major projects from inception to implementation. Sustainable stormwater management and Low Impact Development (LID), flood assessment and reporting, and roof water harvesting and re-use, are his particular specialties. This has involved engineering for water supply resilience in the event of disruption to supply, and the design of systems for stormwater management including green infrastructure. He has presented papers at a number of conferences and seminars and in national publications as well as appearing as an expert witness at planning, mediation and court hearings on stormwater issues. Auckland University has engaged Nigel to lecture and teach courses on assessing environmental effects and he has also presented a number of seminars to practicing engineers and planners on infrastructure and development, their effects on water systems and how to manage those effects. Nigel is also an Independent Commissioner who is called in to Resource Consent Hearings to provide specialist expertise particularly where issues surrounding an application are complex or highly technical.

Who should take this online course?

  • project managers for infrastructure, development and construction projects
  • contract managers and supervisors
  • construction managers
  • contractors
  • engineers and architects involved in development or infrastructure projects
  • planners who want to gain a deeper technical understanding of projects they are involved in or are responsible for reviewing
  • anyone involved in planning, managing, or reviewing development projects and their effects.

The principles in this course apply to anyone who needs to manage and plan development projects. It applies to practitioners across a range of skill sets including the science, engineering, architectural and planning fields.

How long will it take?

The online course “Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects: Part 2 – Development Activities and Their Effects on The Water Environment” is equivalent to 6 hours of continuing professional development. If it takes longer to complete, then you can claim extra CPD credits. Your progress through the online course is recorded by Continuing Professional Development’s learning management system. At the completion of the course you will be able to print a unique certificate of completion for your records which shows the equivalent hours of CPD. Stormwater and Groundwater – Development Effects (Part 2) forms part of Continuing Professional Development’s Online Environmental Courses.

Related Courses

Part 1 – Describe the Site and its Receiving Environment – This online course shows you how to identify and describe the physical characteristics of both the site where the proposed development will take place, and the receiving environment that will be affected by any discharges from the development.

Part 3 – Assessment of Effects and Best Practice. After identifying the effects that these development activities have on the water environment, it is time to rate the significance of those effects, and to develop methods to avoid, remedy or mitigate any adverse effects using best practice. This follow-on course is in production, so subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page to make sure you are notified when it is available.

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