6th International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering

Special Technical Session on BIOECODS

30th MAY
- 3rd JUN 2004




A pilot project on Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS) as highlighted in the new Urban Stormwater Management For Malaysia (MSMA) namely Bio-Ecological Drainage System (BIOECODS) was presented in an invited Special Technical Session of the 6th International Conference on Hydro-Science and Engineering (http://www.ncche.olemiss.edu/iche2004/index.php), Brisbane, Australia from 31st May 3rd June 2004.

The Special Session has six (6) papers presenting the latest finding on BIOECODS. These papers are:
          MSMA -- A New Urban Stormwater Management Manual for Malaysia  <Download>
          Bio-Ecological Drainage System (BIOECODS): Concept, Design and Construction  <Download>
          Peak Flow Attenuation Using Ecological Swale and Dry Pond  <Download>
          BIOECODS Modelling Using SWMM  <Download>
          Stormwater Purification Capability of BIOECODS  <Download>
          Application of BIOECODS for a Government Complex: A Case Study  <Download>

The papers were presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Azazi Zakaria, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aminuddin Ab. Ghani, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozi Abdullah, Mr. Lau Tze Liang from REDAC, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Ir. Lariyah Mohd Sidek (Universiti Tenaga Nasional, UNITEN) and Ms. Anita Ainan (Department of Irrigation and Drainage, DID). The session was co-chaired by Prof. Chan Ngai Weng and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Azazi Zakaria. Prof. Chan gave a brief introductory remark on the flooding problem in Malaysia. Among the conference participants during the session were researchers from USA, Sweden, Australia, Poland, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, South Korea and Japan.

A technical visit was also conducted from 29th to 30th May 2004 to several stormwater management sites around Brisbane and Gold Coast. In particular, The Pacific Highway along Brisbane to Gold Coast route has various types of swales depending on the natural landscapes. Natural wetland was preserved along the highway and connected to the swales. Several dry ponds (Figure s 5 and 6) were also constructed along the Sunshine Beach, Gold Coast. A stormwater management theme park i.e. South Bank Parklands was artificially built along Brisbane River. A beautiful river front development could also be observed along the Brisbane River.

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