In this issue

 

Welcome

†† - Whatís to Come

 

 

SPEL Seminar

†† - Water Quality

 

 

QGIS

-  Recommended Tools

 

 

On The Horizon

†† - Coming Soon!

 

 

Wrap Up

†† - See you next month

 

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Welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to the September edition of ďKeep Things FlowingĒ, the monthly newsletter presented by Storm Water Consulting.

In this monthís newsletter we review the function that was held by SPEL, we introduce a new software program that you might find useful and we preview some changes that are coming to Storm.

 

SPEL Seminar

Earlier this month Steve Hughes and Cody Grohn attended the SPEL Research and Development Industry Breakfast Seminar. The seminar was held at Rydges Southbank in Brisbane and was a great opportunity to network with colleagues and associates. Iíve attached some photos of the event below.

The feature presentations were based on the water quality treatment devices from SPEL. We learnt about the data collection process, the various treatment devices that are currently being tested and recent product approvals.

 

QGIS

Earlier this month we learnt about a new mapping software that may be of use to many of our newsletter readers. The program is called QGIS, which is a free and open source geographic information system. The program is capable of mapping, editing, visualising, managing, analysing data and so much more. Iíve shown a screen shot of a basin DEM layout in the program.

Due to the advancement in hydraulic modelling software packages, a lot of our models are setup, edited and the results viewed in geospatial programs such as QGIS.

The program uses Plugins from third party developers to perform routine tasks. With a worldwide user base, new Plugins (features) are constantly being added to the program. Iíve found that this program can do most of the tasks that the conventional geospatial programs can do. The program can be downloaded from the QGIS website, found at http://www.qgis.org/en/site/

 

On The Horizon

This month weíve been overhauling our website in an effort to make it more interactive and user friendly. We are in the process of incorporating several new features that will allow you the user to search for stormwater information and communicate with us without even having to pick up the phone.

If you have any suggestions or tools that you would like built into the website please donít be afraid to let us know. Simply respond to this email. Watch this space for more information on the release date and new features!

 

Wrap Up

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Keep Things Flowing. Feedback on articles presented is always welcomed and for further information on any of the articles presented please donít hesitate to contact our office.

As always, Keep Things Flowing!

The Storm Team