Constructed Floating Wetlands and Water Quality in Residential Developments
Understanding the stormwater pollution treatment processes of constructed floating wetlands in urban environments.
Successful Building Roof Drainage System Design
Performance and boundary conditions of roof drainage systems with box gutters, overflows and downpipes, an empirical approach.
Optimisation of culvert design processes to reduce flooding, environmental damage and community costs on the Sunshine Coast.
Roof Drainage Stormwater System Outlets
Quantifying flowrates through roof drainage stormwater system outlets under typical Australian rainfall conditions.
Constructed Floating Wetlands in Saline Environments
Understanding the stormwater pollution treatment processes of constructed floating wetlands in saline environments.
The vision of the Stormwater Research Group (SWRG) is to develop a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in the area of stormwater management.
A specific focus of the SWRG is to engage and collaborate with industry partners to ensure that the new knowledge generated is shared and implemented for wider community benefit.
The Stormwater Research Group aims to:
- promote cutting-edge research collaboration with industry partners to build research capacity in the area of stormwater management
- attract private and public sector funding for strategic and innovative research projects
- facilitate the strategic utilisation of infrastructure and resources
- enrich Higher Degree Research (HDR) training opportunities
- provide a stimulating and supportive research environment for Early Career Researchers
- strengthen the research / teaching / engagement nexus
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Stormwater Research Group news
18 October 2017
USC academic named Engineers Australia Fellow
USC Engineering academic Associate Professor Terry Lucke has been named as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
23 March 2017
USC to show off its stormwater ‘big rig’
Engineers, developers and architects from around Australia are set to scale USC’s impressive stormwater testing rig during a special demonstration day on Friday 24 March.
31 January 2017
USC students off to Laos to build bridges for bears
USC Engineering students will be designing bridges and shelters with a difference this semester – the structures will be built specially for cute, cuddly sun bears.
12 October 2016
USC stormwater research wins major award
Cutting-edge University of the Sunshine Coast research into stormwater management has been recognised with a major industry association award.
21 December 2015
PhD student joins world-first project
A world-first research project into how floating wetland systems can be used to improve water quality in residential developments has attracted a postgraduate student from Germany to the University of the Sunshine Coast.
1 December 2015
USC leads sky-high research
A new sky-high structure on the grounds of the University of the Sunshine Coast could change the way buildings are designed in Australia, and even the world.